Relations between Hungary and the United States are the best they have ever been, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said on Facebook on Friday.
The minister reacted to comments by US Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who recently categorised Poland and Hungary as “totalitarian regimes”, comparing them to Belarus. Asked about President Trump’s foreign policy, the former vice-president said that NATO was at risk of “beginning to crack” because “they don’t doubt — they doubt our — whether we’re there. You see what’s happened in everything from Belarus to Poland to Hungary, and the rise of totalitarian regimes in the world, and as well, this president [Donald Trump] embraces all the thugs in the world. I mean, he’s best friends with the leader of North Korea, sending love letters. He doesn’t take on Putin in any way, and he — he’s just — he’s learned the art of the steal from the art of the deal by Xi and China. So, I — I would respectfully suggest — no, there is no plan. No coherent plan for foreign policy.”
Szijjártó said US President Donald Trump and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán shared similar views on illegal immigration, border protection, security and the need to support families and protect Christian communities.
The minister insisted that it was because of these policies that Biden had “involved Hungary in the presidential election campaign”, adding that his comments “have nothing to do with reality”.
Featured photo illustration via Péter Szijjártó’s Facebook page