Orbán seeks Erdoğan's backing of Hungarian "peace mission"

July 10. 2024. – 08:46 AM


Orbán seeks Erdoğan's backing of Hungarian "peace mission"
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan – Photo: Prime Minister's Press Office


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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is attending the NATO summit in Washington, DC, between 9-11 July, where he will hold talks with the leaders of several NATO member states in addition to the official programme. Orbán's first meeting was with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, regarding which Bertalan Havasi, the Prime Minister's press chief, issued a short statement.

According to this, Orbán and Erdoğan discussed the war between Russia and Ukraine. Orbán sought support for the Hungarian peace mission, given that Turkey has so far been the only successful mediator in the conflict.

The most important issue at the current NATO summit remains the war in Ukraine, where Orbán arrived with a "peace mission" of his own, following his visits to Kyiv, Moscow and Beijing, having received much criticism for his trip to Moscow from Hungary's allies.

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