The Secretary of State would like to meet in person with his US counterparts as soon as possible. It will preserve the achievements of Donald Trump’s presidency.
Joe Biden After the inauguration of the president Peter Szijjártó Congratulate the new US Secretary of State, Secretary of Trade and Energy, writes MTI. The Hungarian Foreign Minister appointed the new head of American diplomacy, Anthony Blinkenick They emphasized that in addition to the European Union, the United States is the most important ally of our country,Donald Trump During her tenure).
According to Peter Szegarto, the current and exceptionally good relationship provides an opportunity for the two countries to meet the challenges posed by the coronavirus epidemic, to strengthen transatlantic cooperation, which is vital to European security. He pointed out that this year will mark 100 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. According to him, the anniversary could give a boost to bilateral ties.
Peter Szegarto noted that the Orban government expects cooperation based on common values, common interests and mutual respect, and that he is working himself to enhance cooperation in the political, security, economic and cultural fields.
Hungary continues to support the efforts of the United States and Israel to achieve lasting peace in the Middle East and combat anti-Semitism at the international level, and continues to welcome Washington’s efforts to promote peace and economic prosperity in the Western Balkans as a supporter of joining the European Union.
Referring to the importance of cooperation within NATO, he indicated that Hungary is participating in a number of international military missions, and has recently made serious efforts to increase its defense budget, and by 2024 at the latest it will reach the 2 percent level specified in the federal commitment. He added that defense investment has increased by more than 20 percent, and that many bilateral agreements are helping the military partnership with the United States.
Peter Szeggarto also wrote that bilateral trade and economic cooperation have developed a lot in recent years. Currently, about 1,700 American companies employ 106,000 people in Hungary, and the United States is the largest investor in Hungary and the largest non-European export partner in addition to European countries. Bilateral trade grew 2.3 percent in 2019 to $ 5.8 billion.
The Hungarian minister also indicated that he was trying to explore new areas for economic and commercial cooperation with the new US government. He expressed the hope to personally meet his American partners as soon as possible.
Gina Raimondo He congratulated the Minister of Commerce, noting that the US Department of Commerce will play a major role in overcoming the economic difficulties caused by the Coronavirus epidemic. Hungary appreciates the successful development achieved in bilateral trade in recent years, and seeks to enhance it, and seeks more opportunities for cooperation on the basis of common interests. Maintaining close ties with the United States, the global international economic partner, is a priority for Hungary.
Jennifer Mulhern Granholm He wrote to the Minister of Energy that bilateral energy cooperation has also developed well in recent years, with achievements (including diversification of energy purchases and construction of the US LNG terminal on the Croatian island of Krk) providing a solid basis 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. Szijjártó is convinced that bilateral energy cooperation will also take place on a broad and joint basis with the new US administration.