- 23 Oct 2014 9:00 AM
In a press statement, deputy spokesperson Marie Harf said Nuland and Szijjártó had discussed a range of issues, “including cooperation in the fight against ISIL, our shared commitments to Afghanistan; support for Ukraine; TTIP and the U.S.- Hungarian economic relationship; and the U.S. government’s concerns regarding democratic developments and corruption in Hungary.
Both sides agreed to work together to address concerns about democracy, corruption, and the investment climate.”
Regarding the entry bans on “certain current and former Hungarian officials,” the statement said the bans were “based on a range of authoritative information concerning corruption in the Hungarian government, readily available from numerous sources, such as watchdog NGOs, whistleblowers, and a range of civil society groups charged with upholding government transparency.”
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