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US Ambassador Cornstein to Conclude Office Term

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.09.16.

David B. Cornstein, the US Ambassador to Hungary, announced on Tuesday evening that he is concluding his service with effect of November 1.

In his announcement posted on the US Embassy’s home page, the ambassador said that “it has been an honor and a privilege to serve the country that I love in a country that I have come to cherish”.

He said that US-Hungarian relationship “is more than just one person”.

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Cornstein said that working with the entire team at the embassy, both Americans and Hungarians, he is proud of how much has been “accomplished together in strengthening our countries’ bonds as allies”.

“While I will miss Hungary and all the wonderful friends and memories I have made here, my Embassy team, Hungary, and the Hungarian people will always remain in my heart,” the ambassador said.

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Cornstein was confirmed by the US Senate on May 24, 2018 and presented his credentials to Hungarian President János Áder on June 25, 2018.

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