Dr. Péter Polt received Mr. David Pressman, the Ambassador of the United States of America to Hungary, for an introductory visit in his Office.
Ambassador David Pressman has been performing his duties in our country since August 2022, and this was the first official meeting between the two parties.
During the meeting, the Prosecutor General presented the role, competences and constitutional status of the Prosecution Service in the Hungarian legal system. He emphasized the anti-corruption activities of the Prosecution Service and, in that context, he explained about the institution of the “supplementary private prosecution", which is a new tool for action against corruption. The Prosecutor General emphasized the importance of cooperation with various EU and international organizations and highlighted the excellent, decades-long partnership with the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA).
Ambassador Pressman was interested to learn more about some legal and practical issues regarding prosecutors’ activities, the new tools to fight corruption, as well as about the relationship between the Prosecution Service of Hungary and the European Public Prosecutor’s Office. The two parties agreed that further deepening the excellent working relationship between the Prosecution Service of Hungary and the US Attorney's Office serves the interest of the effectiveness of criminal proceedings.
At the end of the meeting, the parties expressed their intention to further strengthen their cooperation.