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Pompeo’s trip to Budapest a „historic visit”

Szijjarto: The political pillar of Hungarian-American relations is being reconstructed

“The U.S. Secretary of State’s visit to Budapest indicates that the political pillar of Hungarian-American relations is being reconstructed”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto told M1 on Tuesday, Kormany.hu reports. State secretary Zoltan Kovacs called the trip "historic".

“The Democratic admiration neglected the Central European region, and Hungarian -American relations were only kept alive by the defence cooperation pillar”, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said one day after his meeting with Mike Pompeo. They agreed with his US counterpart that the defence cooperation between the two countries must be renewed. Szijjarto also spoke about the fact that he had asked Mike Pompeo for understanding with relation to Ukraine, declaring that Hungary is not prepared to sacrifice the fate of Transcarpathian Hungarians on the altar of any kind of geopolitical manoeuvring.

According to Kormany.hu, State Secretary for International Communication and Relations Zoltan Kovacs is on a three-day official visit to Washington, where he is holding talks with Republican and Democratic Party legislators and government officials. In a statement to Hungarian news agency MTI, Kovacs highlighted the importance of Pompeo's visit. He evaluated the visit as “the beginning of a new era”.

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