US Envoy to Hungary Slammed by FM Szijjártó

  • 8 May 2023 7:27 AM
  • Hungary Matters
US Envoy to Hungary Slammed by FM Szijjártó
Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó on Friday slammed David Pressman, the US Ambassador to Hungary, saying he was spreading “war propaganda”, and the US was trying to push Hungary into a war even though the country was part of a “global pro-peace majority”.

Szijjártó spoke at a press conference held jointly with Bangladeshi Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi, responding to a question on Pressman’s statement on Thursday, which said: “While we should be focusing on the hot war on our doorstep, others are focused elsewhere on fake ‘wars,’ on culture ‘wars’.”

“Ambassador Pressman said we should be concerned with war … this is also clear from their posters and statements … But we want nothing to do with that, we want to concern ourselves with peace rather than war,” he said.

Regarding Hungary’s contract on gas deliveries with Russia, Szijjártó noted that Hungary had weathered “even the hardest energy crises” without having to introduce restrictions. Energy supplies have been and will remain uninterrupted, he said.

Energy prices in Hungary are expected to fall in the coming months, he said. “Due to the pricing formula, movements on the international market usually appear in Hungarian prices with a two-month delay,” he said.

On changes to the contract on the upgrade of the Paks nuclear plant, he said there were no structural changes in the pipeline which would impact the contractor or the project company.

The current amendments are “technical changes accelerating the investment.

We expect the European Union to allow the modifications to go through as they are fully compliant with EU regulations,” he said.

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