Washington, DC, August 19 (MTI) – US Secretary of State John Kerry has greeted Hungary on the occasion of the August 20 national holiday, on behalf of President Barack Obama and the people of the United States.
“Today, we recall and pay tribute to the rich history of Hungary and to the great unifier, King Stephen I,” Kerry said in his statement.
The statement highlighted the “strong and enduring” ties between Hungary and the US, manifested in their NATO membership, support for a sovereign and democratic Ukraine, prosperous economic and trade ties, as well as in a multitude of “familial and cultural” links.
“To further our common interests, it is vital that we uphold transatlantic values including democracy and good governance, both in our own countries and around the world,” the statement said.
On the occasion of the national holiday, “the United States wishes the people of Hungary continued peace and a future filled with prosperity and joy”, the document added.