Lazar: US Ambassador Needed

  • 20 Oct 2017 8:50 AM
Lazar: US Ambassador Needed
US-Hungary ties would be greatly helped if America appointed an ambassador to Hungary, government office chief János Lázár said told his weekly press briefing.

US chargé d’affaires David Kostelancik’s recent remarks concerning press freedom in Hungary were “a lot of nonsense”, he said.

“More US diplomats who speak Hungarian are needed,” Lázár said, insisting that “if they spoke our language they would see that hundreds of articles criticising the government are published daily.”

He added it was “far from the case that criticism of the government was missing from the Hungarian press”.

Republished with permission of Hungary Matters, MTI’s daily newsletter.

MTI photo: Máthé Zoltán

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