Jobbik President Gábor Vona praised the constructive dialogue between US Ambassador Colleen Bell and the Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee

Friday, May 6, 2016

There are noticeable changes in Hungarian-American relations, due to the fact that both sides assess a number of issues in the world similarly - said the Chairman of the Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee Zsolt Németh after meeting the US ambassador.

Jobbik President Gábor Vona, who also attended the meeting, stressed that relations between the two countries have been less than ideal in the past; recent improvements in Hungarian - US bilateral relations are due to the US ambassador's flexible attitude - she is more open and looking for consensus on a variety of questions and ready to learn more about the position of Hungarian society on a number of issues. Because of this lucky circumstance Hungary can work more smoothly with the new ambassador.

Vona added that all participants of the meeting, regardless of their political affiliations felt that this was a constructive and forward-looking session; more than that, Vona called for regular meetings with the US ambassador.

There are issues where differences persist, but in the improving atmosphere at least misunderstandings can be clarified.

Several issues have been discussed during the meeting among them the situation in Ukraine, and in Syria, the crisis of the European Union, mass migration, corruption, and elections in the United States.

Vona told the US ambassador that currently, the Jobbik party opposing the TTIP negotiations. The European Union is in crisis, the direction of changes in the organization will be detectable only in five to ten years, therefore, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations are premature summed up Jobbik’s position on the issue Gábor Vona.

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