On Thursday, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó told Hungarian news agency MTI that the issues raised by United States Ambassador to Budapest Colleen Bell in her address entitled “A Current Look on Hungarian-U.S. Relations” at Corvinus University Budapest on Wednesday are and have been the subject of discussions with the EU, and that they have been resolved.

“The American opinions voiced by the US Ambassador in her speech at the university have been heard before many times, and they do not contain anything new”, Minister Szijjártó’s statement reads.

He drew attention to the fact that as Hungary is a Member State of the European Union, and not of the United States, “the issues raised by the Ambassador are subject to discussion with the EU. In fact we have already discussed and resolved them”.

“We know that the United States would like to see an increasing number of immigrants arriving in Europe, and clearly this is why it is voicing its opinions now. At the same time, Hungary is the only European country which has been able to stop the flood of immigrants at its borders”, the statement says.

The Ambassador’s speech included criticisms of the Government’s migration policy, the expansion of the Paks nuclear power plant and corruption in Hungary.

(Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade)