Hungarian Ambassador Calls on Vice-Chancellor

The Hungarian Ambassador to Ghana, His Excellency Tamás Endre Fehér has paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo.

The Ambassador’s visit was to formally introduce himself as the newly appointed Hungarian Ambassador to Ghana and to follow up on discussions of collaboration between the University of Ghana and Hungary.

Ambassador Tamás Endre Fehér congratulated the Vice-Chancellor on her appointment and sought the University’s assistance and cooperation in an upcoming event to celebrate sixty years of political relations and diplomatic ties between Ghana and Hungary. He also disclosed the interest of Hungary’s Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) in pursuing academic collaboration with the University of Ghana.

Ambassador Tamás Endre Fehér

Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo expressed her pleasure at the Ambassador’s visit and stated that she was very happy with the intent to strengthen the cooperation between University of Ghana and Hungary as well as with universities in Hungary. She noted that the Center for European Studies was established with the aim of strengthening collaborations between the University of Ghana and Europe and anticipated fruitful engagement between the Centre and Hungary. She also indicated that the University was poised for more industry collaborations and cooperation. Prof. Amfo wished the Ambassador well throughout his stay in Ghana.

Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo

In brief remarks, Dr. Kwame Asah-Asante, Director, Centre for European Studies, appealed for facilitation of exchange and internship programmes for faculty and students from the University to universities in Hungary.

In response, Ambassador Fehér announced the yearly scholarships that the Hungarian Government offers to Ghanaian students at all levels of tertiary education. The Hungarian Ambassador presented a gift as a token of appreciation to the Vice-Chancellor.

Present at the meeting were Prof. Idiko Csajbok-Twerefou, Head, Department of Modern Languages; Tamas Ary, Economic Counsellor, Embassy of Hungary and Judith Beres, Personal Assistant to the Hungarian Ambassador.