Szabolcs Takács, Hungarian Ambassador to the United States was the special guest of our first post-summer event on September 5 where he talked about the state of the bilateral relationship, its recent challenges such as the disagreement on the global minimum tax and the termination of the 1979 income tax treaty with AmCham Second Vice President Dr. Dávid Kőhegyi, Local Partner at DLA Piper Hungary.
Our speakers touched upon the Hungarian government's working relationship with the Biden Administration, shared values, agreements and disagreements, as well as PM Viktor Orbán's recent visit to the States and his relationship with the Republican Party.
Furthermore, the war in Ukraine, its geopolitical and economic impact on the world and Hungary, as well as our government's stance and response in the conflict were also discussed.
Prior to the forum, our Patron Members had the opportunity for an informal closed-door meeting with Ambassador Takács.
AmCham would like to thank DLA Piper Hungary and Philip Morris International Hungary for sponsoring the event.