Hungarian Honorary Consulate Opens In Graftons Offices in Belfast
Hungarian Honorary Consulate Opens In Grafton’s Offices in Belfast
The Hungarian Ambassador to the UK, HE Mr Janos Csak officially opened his countrys first Consulate led by a Honorary consul in Northern Ireland yesterday. The Consulate will be based in the Grafton Employment Group offices in the striking new Boat Building in Custom House Square, Belfast.
Speaking at the opening, Ambassador Csak remarked. “It is important that Hungary has representation within every area of devolved government within the United Kingdom. We are pleased to now include a Northern Ireland Consulate to work alongside our offices in Scotland and Wales. As a fellow member of the European Union, Hungary wishes to provide regional support for Hungarian Nationals either working, visiting or trading with Northern Ireland” Ambassador Csak remarked that with the opening of the Consulate in Northern Ireland Hungary is able to provide general consular coverage in the whole of the United Kingdom.
The Hungarian Government has appointed Mr. Ken Belshaw as Honorary Consul for Northern Ireland. Mr Belshaw is the Co- Founder of Grafton Recruitment, part of the Belfast based Grafton Employment Group. Grafton opened its first Hungarian office in Budapest in 1996 and now has three offices in the Hungarian capital. The company is a market leader in employment solutions in Central and Eastern Europe and today has 29 offices in the region.
Ambassador Csak and his diplomatic party were welcomed to Northern Ireland and Junior Minister Jonathan Bell. Independent MLA David McClarty hosted a reception in his honour at Parliament Buildings. During his two day visit to Northern Ireland Ambassador Csak met MLA speaker William Hay as well as leading figures from business, the arts and visited the the Ulster Business School at the University of Ulster, Jordanstown.