Secretary of State Peter Szegarto sends a congratulatory message to the new president, Joe Biden, after the new US leadership is installed Government Co-Foreign Minister Anthony Blinken, Trade Secretary Gina Raymondo, and Energy Secretary Jennifer Mulhern Granholm.
Blinkinik She confirmed in her letter that
The United States is the most important strategic partner and ally of Hungary alongside the European Union,
Bilateral relations have developed significantly in recent years. In Peter Szegarto’s view, the exceptionally good current relationship provides an opportunity for the two countries to meet the challenges posed by the coronavirus epidemic and to strengthen transatlantic cooperation, which is vital to European security.
This year will mark one hundred years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, and the anniversary, according to the Hungarian minister, could boost bilateral ties. Péter Szijjártó stated that the Hungarian government still aspires to cooperation on the basis of shared values, common interests and mutual respect, and that he personally works to promote cooperation in the political, security, economic and cultural fields.
In terms of foreign policy, he continued to support the efforts of the United States and Israel to build lasting peace in the Middle East and fight anti-Semitism at the international level, and continued to welcome Washington’s efforts to promote peace and economic prosperity as a supporter of joining the European Union. Also in the Western Balkans.
Referring to the importance of cooperation within NATO, the minister indicated that Hungary participates in a number of international military missions, and has made great efforts to increase its defense budget in the recent period and will reach the 2% level in the federal commitment. By 2024 at the latest. He added that defense investment has risen above the 20 percent threshold, and that many bilateral agreements are helping the military partnership with the United States.
Congratulating Trade Minister Gina Raymondo, Peter Szeggarto, also indicated that the US Department of Commerce will play a major role in overcoming the economic difficulties caused by the Coronavirus epidemic.
He stressed that Hungary appreciates the successful developments in bilateral trade in recent years, seeks to boost them and seeks more cooperation opportunities based on common interests. He explained: One of Hungary’s priorities is to maintain close relations with the United States, one of the global international economic partners.
Energy Minister Jennifer Mulhern Granholm, head of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, wrote, among other things, that bilateral energy cooperation has intensified significantly in recent years and that progress has been made, including diversification of energy supply and construction of a port terminal on the Croatian island of Krk Provides a solid foundation for its continuation. The government is committed to combating climate change and pays special attention to renewable energy sources, and its position on the role of nuclear energy is very similar to that of the United States.