Achievements of the alliance between Hungary and the United States serve as a basis for further broadening bilateral ties, State Secretary at the Prime Minister’s Office Peter Szijjarto told MTI on Friday, at the conclusion of a three-day visit to the US.
During his visit, Szijjarto met Marie Yovanovitch, deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, Thomas Melia, deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, as well as Tomicah Tillemann, senior advisor for civil society and emerging democracies.
Parties at the talks agreed that the two countries have several shared objectives in their foreign policy, such as building strategic partnerships in the east, Szijjarto said.
Key topics on the agenda included diversification of energy supplies, Szijjarto said, and repeated Hungary’s commitment to eliminate its energy dependency, an interest shared with the US.
They also discussed stability in the western Balkans during the talks. Both Hungary and the US have an interest in retaining NATO as the strongest military alliance of the world, Szijjarto said.