Netanyahu thanked Orban – press info

Putting aside religious rules, Israeli Prime Minister called his Hungarian counterpart, Viktor Orban on Saturday to thank him for preventing the European Council from condemning Donald Trump’s decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to Nepszava‘s sources.

In Brussels on Friday, Orban told Hungarian news agency MTI that, in the European Council, heads of government had long and lively, serious, in-depth talks on the subject of Jerusalem. During these talks, he said, Hungary had successfully represented its standpoint.

The essence of the Hungarian standpoint is that the European Union does not need to react to the US government’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Accordingly, Orban said, at the summit a compromise has been reached, whereby the EU must continue to represent the position it has hitherto adopted, and its current standpoint on the solution to the Middle East crisis must be strengthened.

The prime minister stressed, however, that recently publicised speculation on this matter has been inaccurate.

There were speculations in the international press that Hungary is also moving its embassy to Jerusalem, but Orban denied it last Monday. Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto was also asked about this matter, and he said that “Hungary has a clear standpoint on the Middle East and is not adapting its foreign policy to third parties”.

Source: Hungary Journal/Kormany.hu
Photo: MTI

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