- 15 May 2013 9:01 AM
The Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement that it had received official confirmation this morning. The reason cited was "purely budgetary reasons" and the decision "does not reflect the status of bilateral relations", Gábor Kaleta, the Ministry's press chief, declared. He said the decision was met "with regret but with understanding," noting that Hungary had also closed some of its foreign representations recently due to budget constraints.
Gábor Kaleta said Hungary is convinced that bilateral relations would be maintained at a level as excellent as before, and that the measure would be only temporary, adding that Hungary will be opening a consulate general in Melbourne and a consular mission in Sydney in the near future.
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs