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Hungary and the United States have started to rebuild their political ties, the Hungarian foreign minister said after meeting US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Budapest.

Péter Szijjártó told a joint press conference that ties had revolved around the pillars of the economy and defence, but ever since the Republican administration assumed power, political relations had started to improve rapidly. The secretary of state’s visit to Hungary is a testament to this trend, he said.
Szijjártó said the Hungarian government and the Trump administration shared an identical or very similar approach to various political and international issues. Both governments pursue patriotic policies with priority given to national interests, he added. They both believe that one of the basic tasks of the state is to guarantee the security of its citizens, the minister said.
This is why the US and Hungary have cooperated in fighting against the United Nations Global Migration Compact, he added. Both countries are determined to protect Christian heritage and Christian communities worldwide, and they are both active in international organisations that promote the fair treatment of Israel, he noted.