Prime Minister Viktor Orbán Foretells New Chapter of Hungarian-American Cooperation

Publicated on: November 14, 2016

Speaking on Kossuth Radio’s „180 Minutes” program on Friday, November 11, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said he anticipates the opening of a new chapter of Hungarian-American cooperation following the election of Donald Trump as 45th President of the United States.

On Friday, November 11, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, speaking to Kossuth Radio in wake of the election of Donald Trump as President-elect of the United States said, “Hungary has an interest in a rational, composed and thoroughly-considered American foreign policy. “The world will be a better place with the new American president – there is a serious chance of this,” Prime Minister Orbán added, declaring that “We have crossed the threshold into a new era.”

Addressing the issue of the current European migration crisis and transatlantic security relations, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán noted that European security will also be different in future, and “we will have to put more effort into protecting our own security”, because the newly-elected US president has made it clear that “he isn’t prepared to continue footing the bill to the extent that America has done so far”. Mr. Orbán explained that “It will also benefit us to take security more seriously, instead of seeing it as something which someone else from outside the continent guarantees with a huge American military, and we too must take action to assure European security”.