Statement by Secretary Pompeo on Saint Stephen’s Day

The Holy Crown of St. Stephen and other coronation regalia on display in the Hungarian Parliament (Embassy photo by Attila Németh)


Office of the Spokesperson

For Immediate Release


Statement by Secretary Pompeo


Hungary National Day

August 20, 2018

On behalf of the Government of the United States, it is my pleasure to congratulate the people of Hungary on the occasion of Saint Stephen’s Day.

Hungary is a close friend and ally of the United States.  We value our cooperation on many important issues, including defense cooperation, regional European security, and energy diversification.  We deeply respect Hungary’s rich history, culture, and traditions, and we are grateful for the many contributions that Hungarian immigrants have made to American society in an array of fields, from the arts to business to technology.  Bilateral exchanges and a growing trade relationship help strengthen the robust people-to-people ties that bind our two countries together today.

We look forward to continued partnership with Hungary to advance our shared interests and commitment to freedom and prosperity in Europe.