Hungarian-American Relations

Congressional relations

The bipartisan Hungarian Caucus, originally established in 2003, provides a strong voice for Hungarian-American issues in Congress and seeks to promote constructive dialogue between Hungary and the 1.5 million Hungarian Americans in the US.

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Diplomatic Relations

Hungary and the United States enjoy a balanced, value-based partnership built upon our common respect for democracy and universal human rights, culminating with Hungary’s accession to NATO in 1999 and the establishment of a formal alliance between our two nations.

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Military Relations

Hungarian and American servicemen fight shoulder to shoulder in Afghanistan as well as other key theaters around the globe. Hungarian-American bilateral military cooperation is concentrated in three major areas: joint training, deployment and operations.

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Business and trade relations

With cumulative foreign direct investment totaling approximately $60 billion since 1989, the United States is one of Hungary's most important economic parners. The US is the 10th largest investor in Hungary and investments by US companies account for over 9 billion dollars.

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Cultural Relations

With almost 1.5 million Americans of Hungarian decent, the exchange of cultures between our two countries was and remains significant. From increased American interest in Hungarian classical composers (Ferenc Liszt and Béla Bartók) in the 1930s to the return of the highly symbolic Holy Crown of St. Stephen during the Carter Administration.

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Key Dates in Hungarian-American Diplomatic Relations

From the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire to the 1956 Revolution to the fall of Communism and the establishment of a modern, stable democracy, Hungarian history is both rich and varied.

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