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Jul 31, 2018

Foreign minister visits Washington for the fourth time this year to build relations with the United States

Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, held talks with Assistant State Secretary Wess Mitchell, and discussed bilateral political and international security issues

Hungary’s foreign minister has visited Washington for the fourth time this year to build relations with the United States.

Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, held talks with Assistant State Secretary Wess Mitchell, and discussed bilateral political and international security issues.

The minister also met Katie Wheelbarger, acting assistant secretary and principal deputy assistant secretary for International Security Affairs of the Department of Defense at the Pentagon, to talk over details of the bilateral Defense Cooperation Agreement.

Minister Szijjártó also met with Deputy United States Trade Representative Jeff Gerrish at the USTR and exchanged views on current international trade issues between the European Union and the United States.

He also visited the headquarters of the United States Agency for International Development, where the minister met with Mark Green, USAID administrator, and discussed best practices in how to enhance international assistance and aid to persecuted communities in the Middle East.

Before leaving Washington, Minister Szijjártó gave an on-camera interview to Raymond Arroyo, anchor of ‘The World Over’ in the studio of the EWTN Global Catholic Television Network.