Country
Hungary
Continent
Europe
Area (km2)
93 030    
Population
just under 10 million
Capital city
Budapest

 

President of the Republic                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

János Áder (visited Australia in 2016)

Prime Minister 

Viktor Orbán 

Minister of Foreign Affairs 

Péter Szijjártó (visited Australia in 2017)

 

Diplomatic ties

Hungary established consular relations with Australia in 1967. The Hungarian Consulate-General was opened in Sydney also this year. Hungary established full diplomatic relations on 6 April 1972.  The Hungarian Embassy was opened in 1975 in Canberra.  The Hungarian Consulate-General in Sydney was closed in 2009 and New South Wales has been covered from Canberra.  The Consular Office opened in Melbourne in 2013 is not an independent mission of Hungary, it is supervised by the Embassy of Hungary in Canberra. The Australian Embassy in Budapest was closed on 12 July 2013 and the Australian Ambassador to Hungary has been accredited from Vienna.

Important agreements:

  • Convention for the avoidance of double taxation  (1992)
  • Investment protection agreement (1992)
  • Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters and Extradition (1997)
  • Agreement on Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy (2001)
  • Work and Holiday Visa Arrangement (2016)