“On the basis of the facts, it is not possible to bring Hungary's European and Transatlantic commitment into doubt," the minister added in the interview, in which he expressed the Hungarian government’s intentions to sort issues out, and mend the recently worsened Hungarian – U.S. connection.

Regarding the recent corruption issue that has caused tensions with America, Foreign Minister Szijjártó said: “There are Hungarian private individuals who face accusations of corruption by the United States, and the government's problem, however, concerns how to act on these matters [...] lacking information, we do not know which cases we must act on. If we get hold of information then the Hungarian authorities can decide on the basis on the norms of the law-governed state whether to launch a procedure or not. In a law-governed state you cannot start a procedure based on perceptions or insinuation."

An October 18 press release from the U.S. Embassy about the corruption charges says: "Certain Hungarian individuals have been found ineligible to enter the United States as the result of credible information that those individuals are either engaging in or benefiting from corruption. This was a decision by the Department of State under the authority of Presidential Proclamation Number 7750 and its Anti-Kleptocracy Provision of January 12, 2004. Criminal proceedings are up to the host nation to pursue. U.S. privacy laws prohibit us from disclosing the names of the individuals involved."