Govt spokesman Kovacs winds up trip to New York

Government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs met with the staff of consultancy KPMG, the heads of The Wall Street Journal, members of the local Hungarian community and representatives of two American Jewish organisations during a two-day visit to New York that finished on Friday.

Kovacs told MTI that he had laid out Hungary’s economic priorities at KPMG. The Wall Street Journal staff were also interested primarily in Hungary’s economy, he added. The government’s measures to balance the budget and the success of tax reforms in Hungary draw the most attention everywhere, he said.

Thanks to the Hungarian government’s support of Hungarians abroad, enrollment in Hungarian schools is up and Hungarian cultural programmes are taking place regularly, Kovacs said after talks with members of the local Hungarian community in the Hungarian House in New York.

Representatives of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) acknowledged the government’s earlier announced zero-tolerance policy for anti-Semitism, he said. How to ensure the security of Jews amidst the migration crisis in Europe as well as further strengthening ties between Israel and Hungary were topics discussed at a meeting with members of the American Jewish Committee (AJC), he added.

Kovacs also visited the National September 11 Memorial and Museum during his visit to New York.

Source and photo: MTI


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