In Accra, Monday, May 9, 2016 – The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon. Hanna Serwaah Tetteh (MP), met with the Hungarian Minister for Human Capacity, Mr. Zoltán Balog, during which they signed an agreement on behalf of their respective countries to exempt visa for holders of Diplomatic and Service passports. This agreement allows nationals of either countries “to enter into, exit from, transit through the territory of the other” country witout a visa requirement and a resident permit for a period not exceeding thirty (30) days. The Agreement would come into force on the thirtieth day after receiving the last written notification through Diplomatic channels that internal legal procedures and arrangement required for the entry into force of this Agreement have been completed.

Hon. Hanna Tetteh stated that the signing of the agreement provides an opportunity for Ghana and Hungary to expand their relations beyond government to government and business to business interactions to include people to people contacts which ultimately should benefit the two countries.

Honourable Foreign Minister Hanna Tetteh commmended the Government and People of Hungary for re-opening its Diplomatic Mission in Ghana, and pledged the Ghana Government’s support and cooperation.

Responding, Mr. Zoltán expressed his contentment with the re-opening of his country’s Diplomatic Mission in Accra after it was closed down 30 years ago. He was optimistic that his Government would work closely with Ghana to further strengthen their relations.

Breifing the Hon. Minister on his meetings in the country, he said that his delegation had met with the officials of the Ministries of Sports, and Education, and signed agreements with both institutions. He disclosed that his Government has offered scholarships to 50 Ghanaians to undertake studies in Science, Technology, Mathematics, ICT, Art and Music in universities in Hungary.