Government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs paid a three-day visit to Canada to outline Hungary’s main economic goals and discuss the challenges faced by the European Union.
Kovacs told MTI by phone on Wednesday local time that he had met members of parliament, influential representatives of Canada’s economic life, heads of research institutions and opinion forming personalities in Ottawa and Toronto.
Hungary’s role in Europe and the situation of the EU were in the focus of talks at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute in Ottawa where he met former diplomat and current university professor Ferry de Kerckhove, Conservative Party lawmaker Garnett Genuis and Cardus Institute head Andrew Bennett.
The spokesman said he had also met Rabbi Chaim Mendelsohn, the head of the Canadian federation of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, and Rabbi Moshe Rothman-Tas, of Hungarian descent.
Kovacs also held talks at the C.D. Howe Institute in Toronto and met local Conservative Party representatives, then gave a lecture at the University of Toronto. Kovacs expressed satisfaction over the talks and added that economic players and decision-makers in Canada know Hungary and do not rely on media reports that he said sometimes fail to offer a properly nuanced image of the country.
Source and cover photo: MTI