Q1: In the last ten years, the pace of the economic development in Brazil has been quite different to the EU and North America. For a while, Brazil had developed dynamically; however, while Europe has been facing an economic growth since 2013, Brazil is in recession. How do you see the situation of the Brazilian economy in short- and medium-term?
We found Dr Batbayar Zeneemyadar, extraordinary and plenipotentiary Ambassador of Mongolia at a surprising location: in a small town in northern Hungary, Szikszo. What was even more surprising was the ease with which the Ambassador of a country thousands of kilometres away moves in this environment. There is a two-pronged answer to that! The Mongolian diplomat speaks excellent Hungarian, with practically no accent and he also feels that there is a psychological relationship between the two nations which stems from history and is the basis of our good relations.
At one time, Algeria and Hungary had a very close relationship, however that slackened over time; to be recently re-established with spectacular success. Trade has been multiplied and direct flights between the two capital cities have been introduced. We asked Abdelkader Dehendi, Algerian ambassador to Budapest, about the relationship today between the two countries.