Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Dr. Wess Mitchell, visited Hungary today and met with top Hungarian government officials as well as members of civil society. This visit continues a series of recent high-level engagements between American and Hungarian officials, and reflects our deep and longstanding bilateral ties.
Dr. Mitchell had productive discussions with Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó and Defense Minister Tibor Benkő on a range of shared interests, including deepening security cooperation, increasing energy diversity, and demonstrating the importance of NATO’s unified support for Ukraine as a victim of Russia’s aggression. Dr. Mitchell stated that the United States and Hungary are bound together as allies in NATO and are jointly committed to a shared set of democratic values and freedoms.
In addition, Dr. Mitchell met with representatives from civil society, who play an important role in Hungary’s civic life and care deeply about the future of their country.