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Late last week, US Ambassador David Cornstein presented his credentials to President János Áder in Budapest. We’re delighted to have a new ambassador from the US, and Mr. Cornstein’s arrival comes at a time when relations between Hungary and the US seem to be entering a new era.
During a senate hearing before his appointment, Cornstein said his primary focus as ambassador to Hungary would be to strengthen bilateral ties and promote democratic values such as the freedoms of expression, media, and religion
The US president encouraged PM Orbán to strongly defend Hungary’s southern border. The prime minister reassured the president that Hungary is committed to continuing its current migration policy and will defend its borders
The foreign minister said Hungary sends 80 percent of its exports to the EU, but its second-largest export market is the US, followed by China. Therefore, it would be completely against Hungary’s interests for its three largest export markets to enter into a trade war with one another
The foreign minister said both the US administration and the Hungarian government give priority to the security of their citizens. “Both governments have made clear that they oppose illegal migration and have acted as close allies in the global fight against terrorism,” the minister said
In a piece written by Peter Roff, titled “Why is the US interfering in Hungary's election?”, he says that given the outcry over alleged Russian interference in the last US presidential election, it's a wonder more people on Capitol Hill are not up in arms over plans to influence the media in Hungary
This week’s shameful example of anti-Hungary bias and ignorance comes to us – I regret to report – from the hallowed halls of the United States Senate. On January 10th, the minority staff – I’ll come back to that in a moment – of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee published a report entitled, “Putin’s Asymmetric Assault on Democracy in Russia and Europe: Implications for U.S. National Security.”
"Our decisions on immigration policies must always be made by Americans and Americans alone," the US ambassador to the UN said. "We will decide how best to control our borders and who will be allowed to enter our country"
“Paid for by the taxpayers of the United States of America.” This would be the disclaimer that you might see on certain publications, if the US State Department were to begin handing out money next year, as it announced earlier this week, to support “independent” media outlets in Hungary.
Earlier this week, the chargé d’affaires of the US Embassy in Budapest delivered remarks on the freedom of the press. The remarks garnered a lot of attention not least because of the senior US diplomat’s very pointed criticisms and assertion that “negative trends are continuing” in the sphere of press freedom in Hungary.
Hungarian born Gorka claimed that he resigned from his post, while a White House official said that “Sebastian Gorka didn’t resign, but I can confirm that he won’t be working in the White House anymore”
"When we root for the US president’s efforts to improve relations with Russia, we don’t do so because we’re pro-Russian or pro-American, but simply because we’re pro-Hungarian," Hungary's foreign minister said. "We must protect the security of the Hungarian people."
According to Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, chances of a settlement in Syria since the war broke out have never been as good as they are today, but there will be no solution if Russia and the United States fail to come to terms on the conditions
“The problem with [ideology-driven thinking] is that it gives an answer to the question before facts are considered,” Prime Minister Orbán said in his radio interview this morning, adding that this kind of thinking has tied up and hindered the West.