Relations between Hungary and the United States are the best they have ever been, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said on Facebook on Friday.
The minister reacted to comments by US Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who recently categorised Poland and Hungary as “totalitarian regimes”, comparing them to Belarus.
Speaking at a town hall on Thursday, the former vice-president said NATO was at risk of “beginning to crack” because of “what’s happened in everything from Belarus to Poland to Hungary and the rise of totalitarian regimes in the world.”
Szijjártó said US President Donald Trump and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán shared similar views on illegal immigration, border protection, security and the need to support families and protect Christian communities.
The minister insisted that it was because of these policies that Biden had “involved Hungary in the presidential election campaign”, adding that his comments “have nothing to do with reality”.