- 22 Jan 2018 7:59 AM
According to press reports, the president is set to nominate David Cornstein to serve as the next ambassador to Hungary.
Megyesy told hirado.hu that this would mean that the US ambassador would again be a political appointee, just as in the past 20 years. He said it would “not necessarily be a problem” if the ambassador was not a career diplomat, arguing that a political appointee has an easier time “staying independent from the system” as they tend to be closer to the president. “I expect that the arrival of the new ambassador will continue to move things in a positive direction and any disagreements that arise will be kept out of the foreground,” Megyesy said.
He was unable to say when Prime Minister Viktor Orbán was expected to visit Washington. Megyesy said bilateral meetings were more important when the two sides have an important subject or disagreement to discuss, adding that right now this was not the case in US-Hungary relations.
Republished with permission of Hungary Matters, MTI’s daily newsletter.