Orban meets Erdogan

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban discussed bilateral and international affairs with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Baku on Monday, the PM’s press chief said.

At the talks, Erdogan expressed his gratitude for Hungary’s recent opening of the Turkic Council’s first European office in Budapest, Bertalan Havasi told MTI.

The two leaders also discussed the expansion of bilateral relations. Orban said he was looking forward to the upcoming Hungarian-Turkish government summit to be held in Budapest on November 7.

Erdogan also thanked Orban for the support Hungary has provided Turkey on the international stage.

Orban and Erdogan were in agreement that the renovated 16th-century tomb of Gul Baba, a dervish, a poet and soldier sent to Buda in 1541 by Sultan Suleiman, was a popular destination for both Turks and Hungarians in Budapest, Havasi said.

Orban is in Baku for a meeting of the Turkic Council to be held on Tuesday. The Turkic Council’s founding members are Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkey. Hungary has had observer status in the organisation since 2018.

Source and photo: MTI

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