Budapest, June 21 (MTI) – A delegation of the opposition Együtt party is on an official visit to Washington, DC to “hold a direct dialogue with a major ally of ours,” the party told MTI on Tuesday.
Együtt leader Viktor Szigetvári and board members Nóra Hajdú and Zsuzsanna Szelényi on Monday met Hoyt Yee, Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs.
During the hour-long meeting, the delegation expressed concern over “the mounting crisis in Hungary”, Szigetvári said on Facebook.
“The lack of sustainable economic development and growing dependence on Russia run contrary to national interests. It is largely up to the opposition parties to change this situation,” he said.
Szigetvári said his party would continue its “tough and relentless struggle against corruption”.
The Együtt leader urged all opposition parties to focus on canvassing voters whose support is needed to win the general election.
The democratic opposition parties should cooperate in the election but change the 2014 modus operandi of fielding a joint list. Instead, each should enter a separate list and elect their joint leader in a democratic procedure with a preliminary vote, Szigetvári said on Facebook.