According to the Wall Street Journal, in a meeting with US Ambassador David B. Cornstein, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told the American diplomats that he refuses to pressurise China and Russia, and would rather stay neutral like Austria. Continue reading “WSJ: Concerns over Orban’s Russian and Chinese ties”
Restoring economic cooperation with Russia is “clearly in the economic interests of Europe” in light of an “emerging global trade war”, Hungary’s foreign minister told MTI by phone from Dubai on Monday. Continue reading “Szijjarto calls for restoring EU-Russia economic cooperation”
Hungarian-Russian relations will soon be characterised by success stories, having been in a downswing for many long years, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said after talks with Sergey Lavrov, his Russian counterpart, in Moscow on Wednesday. He also commented on the issues of the conflict with Ukraine, and energy security. Continue reading “Szijjarto: Success stories expected in Hungary-Russia ties”
Hungary appreciates its relations with Russia and both countries “have an interest in maximising shared achievements”, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said after talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Tuesday. Continue reading “Orban praises good cooperation with Russia”
Prime Minister Viktor Orban discussed the organisation of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, economic cooperation and international energy projects with Russian President Vladimir Putin at their meeting in the Kremlin on Sunday, Orban’s press chief said. Continue reading “Orban holds talks with Putin”
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s first official meeting with Russia’s president takes place in September in Moscow, foreign and Hungarian diplomatic sources confirmed to Index. Continue reading “Orban visits Putin in September”
The Pallas Athene Geopolitical and Innovation Research Institute (PAIGEO) organised a debate on Tuesday entitled “Bridgehead or buffer zone? Central Eastern Europe’s 21st century role between Europe and Asia”, Hungarian news site Alfahir.hu reports (the complete article can be found in English here). Continue reading “Experts: Hungary can’t simply become a bridgehead”
Hungary and Germany have a lot of points in common in how they assess the migration crisis, but Hungary rejects mandatory quotas and insists that security is paramount, Peter Szijjarto, the foreign minister, said in an interview to German public television Phoenix.