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25th June, 2018

US ambassador arrives

New US ambassador David Cornstein and his wife Sheila arrived in Budapest on Friday. Foreign Ministry state secretary Levente Magyar was on hand to receive the ambassador on behalf of the Hungarian cabinet.

The US has not had an ambassador in Hungary for 18 months, as President Donald Trump did not put forward a nominee following his election.

his Senate hearing, Cornstein said he would uphold democratic values, and considers it important to defend freedom of press and speech.

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