ASEAN DAY CELEBRATION, 8 AUGUST 2016, BUDAPEST
The Embassy of Malaysia hosted the ceremony in commemoration with the 49th ASEAN Day celebration on Monday, 8 August 2016. H.E. Amb. Datuk Mohamad Sadik bin Kethergany as the current Chair of the ASEAN Budapest Committee (ABC) said the aim of celebration was to further promote awareness and sense of shared purpose among the ASEAN communities and establish greater understanding about ASEAN among our Hungarian friends. All five ASEAN Heads of Mission residence in Budapest were present in the simple ceremony. Others included Heads of Mission and representatives of the ASEAN + 3, ASEAN Dialogue Partners, senior officers from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), Local Medias, academia’s and research institutions. The Guest of Honour was H.E. Dr. Lászlo Szábo, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Parliamentary State Secretary who had kindly accepted to grace the momentous occasion. The ceremony began with the raising of the ASEAN Flag accompanied by the rendition of the ASEAN Song followed by a welcoming remarks by H.E. Amb. Datuk Sadik and a reply speech by H.E. Dr. Lászlo Szábo. The guests was later served with the ASEAN exotic food contributed by the respective ASEAN Missions in Hungary.
Embassy of Malaysia
9 August 2016