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British Ambas­sador bids farewell to Hungary

British Ambas­sador to Hun­gary Iain Lind­say ends his four-year term.

In a video post­ed to the British Embassy in Budapest’s web­site, Ambas­sador Iain Lind­say has bid a fond farewell to Hun­gary in Hungarian.

In the farewell video, the out­go­ing ambas­sador thanked Hun­gary and Hun­gar­i­ans for their hos­pi­tal­i­ty, not­ing that he has always felt at home here. Lind­say will now move back to the U.K. with his wife, Brid­get, and his dog, Juno. Quot­ing Shake­speare, he said: “Part­ing is such a sweet sor­row” but he will come back soon.

Lind­say has led the Unit­ed Kingdom’s diplo­mat­ic mis­sion in Budapest since March 30, 2016. His farewell does not come as a sur­prise as Lind­say has com­plet­ed his four-year term. Paul Fox was announced as his suc­ces­sor ear­li­er this year.

When Lind­say start­ed his post in Hun­gary, he said in his intro­duc­to­ry video on the British Embassy’s YouTube chan­nel that his main mis­sion is to work with Hun­gar­i­an friends and to sig­nif­i­cant­ly strength­en the two coun­tries’ bilat­er­al agreement.

Hungary‑U.K. rela­tions have strength­ened dur­ing his time in office. In a recent inter­view regard­ing Brex­it, Ambas­sador Lind­say said: “Hun­gary has been prob­a­bly the most sup­port­ive, empa­thet­ic, respect­ful, con­struc­tive, pos­i­tive Euro­pean Union mem­ber state and we have actu­al­ly man­aged to devel­op a much stronger bilat­er­al rela­tion­ship, par­tic­u­lar­ly on the defense and eco­nom­ic side. When I arrived, there wasn’t much of a rela­tion­ship, but now we have got a strong one.”

Pho­to cred­it: Facebook/ UK in Hungary 

Source: abouthun​gary​.hu