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Nov 02, 2017

Delegation travels to Washington to showcase Hungary’s standpoint on security and illegal immigration

Zoltan Kovács was joined by György Bakondi for three days of talks and briefings with members of the US administration, lawmakers, political analysts and journalists

Hungary’s government spokesperson and chief security advisor have traveled to Washington, DC, to showcase Hungary’s standpoint on security and illegal immigration.

Zoltan Kovács was joined by György Bakondi for three days of talks and briefings with members of the US administration, lawmakers, political analysts and journalists.

Kovács confirmed that the aim of the trip was to brief people on Hungary’s stance on a number of issues, primarily on domestic security and illegal migration. He said Hungarian concerns about illegal migration and its border protection measures were well received.

“Americans are rightly concerned that terrorists entering Europe can access American visa programs,” he said. The US not only understood Hungarian measures taken against illegal migration but also supported them, he added.

Both officials held talks with Dennis Ross and Andy Harris, Republican congressmen for Florida and Maryland, and also with Devin Nunes, representative of California, held a meeting with the Heritage Foundation, and many other influential think-tanks.

Kovács also highlighted Hungary’s economic performance and “the success of the Hungarian model” as well as on cooperation within the Visegrad Group of countries. “Central Europe is a region with which the US has a strategic partnership,” he said.