During the annual event of the Hungarian-American Coalition (HAC) at the Hungarian embassy in Washington, DC, Damon Wilson, Executive Vice President of the Atlantic Council, emphasized the need to further strengthen Hungary’s alliance with the United States.
Wilson said the two countries must further strengthen their military alliance and work together to help integrate Hungary’s neighbors with western democracies. “We need a strategic dialogue between Washington and Budapest,” he said.
During her address at the annual gala dinner, HAC President Andrea Lauer Rice paid tribute to József Antall, Hungary’s first post-communist prime minister, who died 25 years ago. She noted Antall’s commitment towards supporting Hungarian communities beyond the borders.
The event, organized for the 27th time, was attended by former New York governor George Pataki and former US ambassador to Hungary April Foley.