By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS
As part of an ongoing program launched earlier in the month by the Miguel Hidalgo municipality of Mexico City to bolster international cultural exchange, the Hungarian Embassy in Mexico offered a daylong tourism and education fair at the Miguel Hidalgo mayor’s office on Thursday, March 31.
The festival included a display of travel attractions and educational opportunities for Mexican students, as well as a sampling of Hungarian cultural heritage and a violin concert of music by Franz Liszt and Béla Bartók.
There was also a brief lecture offered by Hungarian Ambassador to Mexico Zoltán Németh outlining the history and scope of bilateral relations.
Németh pointed out that, despite a temporary drop in binational trade in 2020 due to covid-19, last year combined commercial exchange between Hungary and Mexico almost regained pre-pandemic levels of $1.7 billion annually, once again making Mexico Hungary’s largest trade partner in Latin America.
The ambassador also spoke about the cultural and historic links between the two nations.
Miguel Hidalgo, governed by Mauricio Tabe from the conservative National Action Party (PAN) since October of last year, is home to more than 90 percent of all foreign embassies in Mexico.
Consequently, Tabe in March formed an Intercultural Network of Embassies to promote cooperation and cultural dissemination among the municipality’s residents.
That network currently includes more than 55 embassies.