Embassy of the United States of America
November 3, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The United States Embassy’s recent meeting with representatives of the Hungarian judiciary is consistent with the normal conduct of diplomacy by the United States and other countries – including Hungary – around the world. What is inconsistent with normal diplomatic practice between allies is the recent coordinated media attack on the spokesperson and international liaison of the National Judicial Council in what appears to be an effort to instill fear in those who wish to engage with representatives of the United States.
Interference in dialogue with U.S. government officials does nothing to advance the U.S.-Hungary bilateral relationship.
Former Ambassador of Hungary to Croatia József Magyar meeting with Croatian Constitutional Court judges.
Former U.S. Ambassador to Hungary David Cornstein meeting with Judge Tünde Handó, then-President of the OBH.
Former U.S. Ambassador to Hungary Colleen Bradley Bell meeting the President of the Curia of Hungary Péter Darák.
U.S. Ambassador to Albania Yuri Kim meeting with the Chief Justice of the High Court Sokol Sadushi.
Former U.S. Ambassador to Nepal meeting with Appellate Court Judge Yamuna Bhattarai.
The German Ambassador to Georgia meeting with the Chairperson of the Supreme Court and the High Council of Justice.
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