Péter Szijjártó added that the new office was the seventh such representation in the US after Washington, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Miami.
Donald Trump and Viktor Orbán reinforced the two countries’ political alliance at their meeting, but “it is important that those ties are not concentrated in one place, Washington”, Szijjártó said, adding that “it requires a personal presence”.
The minister called business ties between the two countries a success story, and said that the US was Hungary’s second largest investor, the second largest trading partner outside the EU as well as Hungary’s primary export destination. He noted that among all American states Texas is the third largest trading partner for Hungary, and most US imports come from Texas. Nineteen Texan companies have invested in Hungary, creating a combined 7,100 new jobs, he said.
Texas has a community of 3,000 Hungarians, for whom the new office will facilitate easier communication with Hungary, Szijjártó said.