VIENNA (Dec. 19)
Shlomo Marom, Israel’s first ambassador to Budapest in more than 22 years, presented his credentials last Friday to Hungarian President Matyas Szuris.
Diplomatic relations between the two countries, broken by Hungary at the time of the 1967 Six-Day War, were restored in full on Sept. 18.
At the time, Marom headed an Israeli consular mission in Budapest that had been established in 1987.
The 60-year-old Israeli diplomat was born in Hungary, received a Jewish education in Budapest and settled in Israel in 1949.
Marom, a former diplomat posted to Washington, was sent to Hungary two years ago.