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The Republic of Belarus and Hungary established diplomatic relations on February 12, 1992.

The Embassy of the Republic of Belarus started its work in Budapest in January, 2000. The Embassy of Hungary in Minsk was opened in December, 2007.

Last years the cooperation with Hungary is quite intensive.

In April 2015 the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary Mr. Péter Szijjártó paid a visit to Minsk where he had meetings with Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.

In March 2016, Mr.Vladimir Makei, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus paid a reciprocal visit to Hungary. During this visit Mr.Vladimir Makei met with Deputy Prime Minister, Deputy Head of the National Assembly and his counterpart Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary.

Deputy ministers of foreign affairs of both countries maintain permanent contacts, regular interministerial consultations take place between MFA of Belarus and MFA of Hungary.

Both parliaments maintain working contacts, first of all via bilateral friendship groups. In the National Assembly of Hungary (last convocation) the Friendship group with Belarus was established in December 2015.

Belarus and Hungary signed 24 intergovernmental and interministerial agreements. Between countries exists a visa free regime for holders of diplomatic and service passports.

Humanitarian and cultural cooperation between countries is extending: Days of culture of Belarus in Hungary and Hungary in Belarus took place in recent years. Exchange of exhibitions and concerts happens on a regular base.

In a framework of realization of provisions of bilateral Intergovernmental Educational Cooperation Programme since September 2015 Belarusian students study in universities of Hungary.

Since 2014 Minsk State Linguistic University started to teach Hungarian language. Hungarian students could learn Belarusian language in the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest since 1994.