Damon Wilson, Executive Vice President of the Atlantic Council, stressed the need to further strengthen Hungary’s alliance with the United States at a gala dinner held in Washington, DC. The two countries must further strengthen their military alliance and work together to help integrate Hungary’s neighbours with western democracies, Wilson said, addressing the annual event of the Hungarian-American Coalition (HAC) at the Hungarian embassy. “We need a strategic dialogue between Washington and Budapest”, he said.
In her address, HAC President Andrea Lauer Rice paid tribute to József Antall, Hungary’s first post-communist prime minister, who died 25 years ago. She noted Antall’s commitment towards supporting Hungarian communities beyond the borders. The event, organised for the 27th time, was attended by former New York governor George Pataki and former US ambassador to Hungary April Foley.