US Ambassador Colleen Bell speaking after receiving the the Middle Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary | Noémi Bruzák / MTI

Departing US Ambassador decorated

January 17, 2017

The departing US Ambassador to Hungary, Colleen Bell received the Middle Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary awarded to her by President János Áder for her work in the interest of developing bilateral relations.

The award was handed over by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó who said the US Ambassador is a good friend of Hungary. He was of the view that Mrs Bell’s commitment was absolutely essential for rebuilding cooperation, and the US diplomat demonstrated unconditional respect towards Hungary.

Upon receiving the decoration, Mrs Bell said that, beyond doubt, the Transatlantic community is facing a great many challenges today, which draws attention to how important it is to forge alliances, to make joint efforts and to stand up for the values that we regard as important.


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