Embassy of the United States of America
October 18, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ambassador Pressman Travels to Brussels for EU Consultations
U.S. Ambassador to Hungary David Pressman traveled to Brussels on October 11-12 to consult with Hungarian officials and European partners on a range of issues central to the transatlantic alliance.
During his visit, Ambassador Pressman met with senior European Commission leaders, representatives of the European Anti-Fraud Office, and Hungarian members of the European Parliament. He also met with Ambassador Bálint Ódor, Hungary’s Permanent Representative to the European Union. During his conversations, the Ambassador highlighted the unified response to Russian aggression and heard valuable perspectives about Hungary’s relationships with its European partners.
During his meetings, Ambassador Pressman said: “Now, more than ever, cooperation between Americans and Europeans is vital to our shared security and prosperity, particularly as Vladimir Putin’s war threatens the very fundamentals of human dignity, national sovereignty, and international security.”
Discussing Russia’s latest indiscriminate attacks on Ukrainian civilians, the Ambassador emphasized the significance of maintaining the unified response of the United States and European partners and Allies. He said: “Recently, I have heard a number of senior Hungarian officials speak of wanting peace. We agree. We want this war to end. And we know that one man can end it. If Putin stops fighting, the war ends. If Ukraine stops fighting, Ukraine ends. Those making political pleas for peace would do well to increase the pressure on Putin to stop his brutality.”
For additional information and media inquiries, please contact the U.S. Embassy press office at PressBDP@state.gov. Ambassador Pressman may be followed on Twitter: @USAmbHungary.
Final version as of 10/14/2022