Index – Abroad – The Hungarian government is angry at the White House for treating Viktor Orbán like an aeronaut.

US organizers are expecting leaders of 121 countries on March 28-30. For meetings including in-person and virtual events. During the discussions, fighting authoritarian regimes, fighting corruption and supporting human rights will be topics for discussion.

Foreign Policy newspaper Foreign Policy learned Thursday that two NATO allies were not invited to the Democracy Summit, and according to people familiar with the matter, their omission “reflects growing American reservations about diminishing democracy in Turkey and Hungary.”

Washington pulled the plug

In this context, Nepszava asked questions to the US Embassy in Budapest, confirming that the White House did not invite the Hungarian government to the Democracy Summit to be held at the end of March.

The 121 participating foreign partners were invited to the event based on their government’s commitment to promoting democratic principles. The Hungarian government expressed its concern about not receiving an invitation to attend the summit

– Announced with a card Embassy spokesperson, who directed reporters to Viktor Orban’s cabinet for more information.

In addition to the United States, the current summit events will be held in Costa Rica, South Korea, the Netherlands and Zambia. Nepszava wrote that US President Joe Biden is also expected to take part in some of the events.

Washington organized a similar summit on December 9 and 10, 2021, with the participation of 110 countries. Budapest did not receive an invitation even at that time, in response to the news, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Sjärto stated that Hungary did not need anyone who would “criticize the state of Hungarian democracy in such a way as the secondary school leaving exam”.