State Secretary Balázs Orbán said the US public follows the ongoing developments in Hungary with keen attention, which should be a matter of pride for Hungarians.
“Over the past few months we have stood in the crossfire of US domestic policy debates, with plenty of our friends making a stand for the measures Hungary’s government has taken in the course of the past 11 years,” Orbán said on Friday upon the presentation of his book “The ABC of Hungarian Strategic Thinking”, which was published earlier this week. “Ten years ago none of us would have believed that Hungary would become such an interesting and exemplary place for conservative circles in western Europe and overseas,” he said.
The state secretary praised the “intensive dialogue and cooperation” between the two countries. Hungary and the US are allies, Orbán said, adding that there was “nothing wrong” in their relations. “The only problem might emerge when liberals are governing America because they think that all countries in the world should be governed by liberals,” he said. The Hungarian government, on the other hand, believes that this decision should be made by the Hungarian voters, and this stance “generates a kind of political conflict”, Orbán said.
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