Budapest, January 23 (MTI) – A “new chapter” could open in the political cooperation between Hungary and the US, now that the latter country has sent a new ambassador to Hungary, while Hungary’s new ambassador to the US will soon take up her post in Washington, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on public television on Friday.

The Hungary-US political cooperation “so far burdened with open issues” can again be “put back to the level of the smooth economic and defence cooperation”, Szijjarto said.

Now that the US has sent an ambassador to Hungary and granted approval to Hungary’s new ambassador to the US, the diplomacies of the two countries will need to “focus on the future”, Szijjarto said. He added that Colleen Bell, the US ambassador, whom he had met on Thursday night, has indicated “readiness and openness to considerably improve the political cooperation”.

Reka Szemerkenyi, the new Hungarian ambassador to the US, is expected to arrive in Washington in mid-February, Szijjarto said.

Szijjarto announced that in February, apart from German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the prime minister of Georgia, and the foreign ministers of Poland, Serbia, and Montenegro will also visit Hungary.

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