Alexandra Béni | Sep 19, 2018 | 1
Trump, Orbán speak on telephone
President of the United States Donald Trump has called Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on the telephone to speak about the new US ambassador to Hungary who is taking his post in Budapest next week, the PM’s press chief told MTI on Saturday.
Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó told MTI after the conversation that Trump had said the new ambassador, David Cornstein, is a wonderful person whose arrival ensures a chances to further repair bilateral ties between the two countries.
They spoke about the importance of border protection and agreed that a country that cannot defend its own borders is no longer a country, he added.
Trump had urged Hungary to firmly defend its southern border.
The prime minister ensured the president that Hungary is committed to continuing its migration policy and protecting Hungary’s borders, he added.
Orbán stressed that it is important to Hungary for the European Union to win back its competitiveness, considering that almost 80 percent of the country’s exports go to other EU member states, Szijjártó said.
As we wrote on May, US businessman David B. Cornstein, President Donald Trump’s nominee for ambassador to Hungary, has said that he would work to promote his country’s business interests as well as democratic values on his mission, read more HERE.
As we wrote today, US president Donald Trump has appointed Tibor Peter Nagy to be an Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Index.hu reports. After emigrating in 1956 to the US, Nagy served as an American diplomat from 1978 to 2003 as ambassador to several African states. Read about his eventful life below. Read more HERE.
Photo: MTI/AP/Evan Vucci