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Mar 23, 2017

Hungary's foreign minister meets with Trump Administration officials

Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, met members of President Trump’s White House staff in Washington, including: Jason Greenblatt, the United States special representative for International Negotiations as well as ethnic Hungarian advisor Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to the president for National Security Affairs

Hungary's foreign minister has met with several members of the Trump Administration during an official visit to the United States.

Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, met members of President Trump’s White House staff in Washington, including: Jason Greenblatt, the United States special representative for International Negotiations as well as ethnic Hungarian advisor Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to the president for National Security Affairs.

The news comes amid the foreign minister's whirlwind diplomatic tour of Washington. He earlier declared that Hungary has offered to increase its military presence and extend its mission in Iraq to contribute to international efforts against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization.

Minister Szijjártó said that his government would propose that Hungary’s parliament should approve of increasing the number of Hungarian soldiers in the international mission from 150 to 200 and of extending their stay in Iraq by two years, to the end of 2019.