Watch the video of Hungary's foreign minister stating that Hungary and the United States have strengthened their strategic alliance.
Péter Szijjártó said that Hungary will not join ‘hysterical’ critics of the US, as Hungary has always refrained from criticizing the foreign policy decisions of the United States.
Here is the full video transcript
Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, visit to the US State Department
We confirmed our strategic alliance. We confirmed that the United States views Hungary and the Central European region as its natural ally. I assured the Secretary of State of the United States that Hungary will not be joining the ranks of Europeans who criticize the United States, almost as a hobby.
We will continue to cooperate on highly important foreign policy issues, including in relation to UN reform and also in relation to the fact that we would like to achieve a fair international approach towards Israel. We will also be cooperating in the fight against illegal immigration and terrorism, and also in the interests of protecting Christian communities worldwide.
The Unites States will be playing a major role in securing Hungary’s energy supply in the future. I have been given a promise that the American administration supports the shipping of American natural gas to be extracted in Romania to Hungary.
And naturally, renewing our defense cooperation is also important. Today, I gave Hungary’s proposals for a future Hungarian-American defense cooperation agreement to the Secretary of State.