Budapest, Hungary - Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Budapest today to discuss U.S.-Hungary bilateral relations, including ongoing U.S. efforts to bolster the U.S.-Hungary security relationship, counter Russian aggression, and strengthen NATO.

The Secretary welcomed the news that Hungary will be acquiring stronger defense capabilities from the United States. The two also discussed regional stability, EU integration for the Western Balkans, the need for Central European energy diversification, and shared perspectives on the Transatlantic relationship.