New Hungarian Ambassador To US Calls For Strengthening Dialogue

  • 13 Feb 2015 2:10 AM
New Hungarian Ambassador To US Calls For Strengthening Dialogue
All areas of Hungarian-US relations should be dealt with by strengthening dialogue, Hungary’s new ambassador to the US said in an interview prior to her departure to Washington, DC. Réka Szemerkényi said her professional experience in security policy would enable her to further strengthen this important area of cooperation.

Furthermore, a “female approach” in foreign policy can also play an important role in coordinating sensitive issues, she said, adding that her main task would be to ensure that political relations are elevated to the same level as economic and security policy ties, which are strong and positive for both sides.

Hungarian-US relations are especially important strategically in Hungary’s foreign policy, she said. “It is an important task, especially during current international shifts, that this system of relations should be made perhaps the best and most dynamic.”

Certain elements of bilateral relations, especially economic and security cooperation, functioned well and have developed in recent years. The Hungarian government aims to maintain this trend and further enhance it, she said.

Szemerkényi said it was a sore point that there was a “lack of understanding and a difference in opinion” in certain political issues in which “both sides are guided by the same principles, considering that we both believe in democracy, we are both building a constitutional state and we would like to make it increasingly better and more efficient.”


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