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AMB. FRANK R. CIMAFRANCA PRESENTS HIS CREDENTIALS
AS AMBASSADOR OF THE PHILIPPINES TO HUNGARY
Ambassador Frank R. Cimafranca presents his accreditation letters to Hungarian President János Áder
Ambassador Frank R. Cimafranca presented his credentials to the President of Hungary, H.E. János Áder, as Ambassador of the Philippines to Hungary on 20 January 2021.
Aside from Amb. Cimafranca, the ambassadors of Latvia, Tunisia, Romania, and South Korea also presented their respective credentials to President Áder.
After all the five ambassadors handed over their credentials, President Áder invited them for a short informal discussion. All of them were standing and observed social distancing protocols. The discussion mainly focused on the ongoing pandemic. The President asked each ambassador how their respective countries are dealing with COVID-19 at the moment. The President also mentioned that the current restrictions in place in Hungary will likely stay for a few more months as they are dealing with issues related to vaccines. He further added that perhaps the situation would be more stable in the 3rd quarter of 2021. The Hungarian Government is prioritizing procurement of vaccines. The brief conversation between the President and the five ambassadors lasted for about 30 minutes. Prior to departing for the second part of the official activities, the wreath-laying ceremony, all ambassadors were requested to sign the Book of Distinguished Guests.
Ambassador Frank R. Cimafranca signing the Book of Distinguished Guests
As a departure from the usual presentation of credentials due to the ongoing pandemic, only the Ambassador was allowed to meet the President. His family and Embassy personnel were only allowed to witness the wreath laying ceremony at Hősök tere or Heroes' Square (where the founding Magyar chieftains and all the heroes who died protecting Hungary throughout its history are honored).
The second part of the official activities related to the presentation of credentials is a wreath laying ceremony at the renowned Hősök tere or Heroes’ Square.
Honor Guard carrying the wreath
Ambassador Cimafranca in Heroes Square
Ambassador Cimafranca with Madam Lucila Cimafranca and their daughter, Francesca Maria