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Hungarian president due to arrive in NZ

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 12/11/2016

The president will lay a wreath for Hungarian refugees on Sunday evening. © Burhan Ozbilici/AP Images The president will lay a wreath for Hungarian refugees on Sunday evening. The contribution Hungarian refugees have made to New Zealand will be noted during a visit by Hungary's president and New Zealand will also be looking to build relations for the future.

Janos Ader arrives in Wellington on Sunday afternoon for a four day visit. He's accompanied by his wife, Anita Herczegh, and they will visit Wellington, Auckland, Waikato and the Bay of Plenty.

New Zealand became home to 1,100 refugees from Hungary after its revolution 60 years ago and they have contributed much to New Zealand life, Prime Minister John Key said when announcing the visit.

He also said Hungary was an important trade partner for New Zealand and played a role in New Zealand's efforts to develop even closer relations with the European Union.

The president will lay a wreath for Hungarian refugees on Sunday evening before going to a function in parliament's grand hall for members of the Hungarian community.

Migration, climate change and a prospective global water crisis were major issues discussed at talks with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove when he visited Australia last week, Hungary Today reports.

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