Jan Deboutte, head of the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education (ITF), has just completed a two-day visit to Budapest, during which he praised Hungary for its active participation in the work of the 31-member ITF, a foreign ministry official said on Wednesday.
Deputy state secretary Gergely Prohle, said the Belgian chairman of the ITF arrived in Hungary on Monday, and took part in working lunch together with government and opposition party representatives, as well as Andras Kovacs, a professor at the Central European University.
On Tuesday, Deboutte met Zsolt Nemeth, foreign ministry state secretary who is also chairman of the Wallenberg memorial committee. Nemeth told Deboutte that Hungary is committed to fighting anti-Semitism. He said it was in the country’s interest to cooperate on the matter and engage in dialogue within the widest circle possible.
He noted that Hungary has been a member of the organisation since 2002 and took up the rotating chairmanship of the group in 2006.