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Hungary Opens Consulate In Miami, Says 110,000 Hungarians Now In The Area

Hungary Opens Consulate In Miami, Says 110,000 Hungarians Now In The Area

Hungary has become the first central European country to open a consulate in Miami. It was opened in a ceremony Tuesday by Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó.

“Florida is the U.S. state with the fourth highest economic performance, with which Hungary realized 230 million dollars in trade flow last year,” Mr. Szijjártó explained. “The economic policy priorities of Hungary and Florida are very similar: we both practice foreign trade orientated economic policies and build on low taxes, small and medium-sized enterprises are extremely important with relation to economic performance, and we have both recognized the need for continuous innovation and modernization,” he said.

“In addition, there are some 110 thousand Hungarians or people of Hungarian descent living in the area, who live a very active community life, and who regard contact with their native country as extremely important. The second largest event on the calendar of Hungarians living in the USA, the Hungarian Festival, is held in Florida each year,” he explained.

There are already seven European Union states with consular offices in Miami, but until now most were from the west (except Greece), including Germany, Italy and Holland.

Szijjártó said that Coral Gables was chosen due to the high number of consular offices already there. There were 19 countries with consulates in Coral Gables, he said.

Miami is also a major travel destination for Hungarians, he said.

Last year, American Airlines said that Miami was the top connecting destination for a newly added flight from Philadelphia to Budapest.

 

 

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How do rich European countries have their consulates in Coral Gables yet Haiti and the DR have consulates in Brickell?

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And the Dominican one is straight up on Brickell Ave too.

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Anonymous

From a long long time before brickell was so important … probably great rental terms

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Anonymous

Yep but probably will sell soon since its only a two story building in a now very dense brickell.

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Anonymous

And it looks like a botanica in west Flagler. That building is a stain on the brickell ave stretch.

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Anonymous

DR is Dominican Republic

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Anonymous

Very easy to figure out.
Downtown and Brickell still have a long way to go. So many empty lots, homelessness central, and look at Coral Gables, clean, walkable, safe and very few empty lots

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Anonymous

A clue as to the perception of both cities.

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Anonymous

For domestic servants?

Funny how Haiti doesn’t have their consulate in their beloved “Little Haiti,” which they begged the city to call instead of its real names of Lemon City and Little River.

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Coral Gables is the best kept secret in Miami. Great public transportation. Great Public Schools. Affordable restaurants for workers. Low Crime. Easy access. No wonder why Consulates go to Coral Gables.

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19 consulates in coral gables wow

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Anonymous

Romanian consulate on Brickell already

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Anonymous

This article is making me hungary!!