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May 06, 2019

FM: PM Orbán meeting with Trump will focus on migration

Péter Szijjártó said the meeting will also include discussions surrounding bilateral political, economic and defense cooperation

The foreign minister has said an upcoming meeting between Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and United States President Donald Trump will provide an excellent opportunity to coordinate the two countries’ stand on and steps against migration in international forums.

On public radio on Sunday, Péter Szijjártó, Minister of foreign Affairs and Trade, said the meeting will also include discussions surrounding bilateral political, economic and defense cooperation.

Minister Szijjártó told Kossuth Radio that the US president and the Hungarian government both share a strong position against migration. This is why Hungary defends its own borders, just as does the United States, he said.

The minister said the US president and the Hungarian government have similar stances on a number of global dilemmas, because both sides put national interests first and consider the security of their own citizens a priority as well as protecting Christian values and the products of Christian culture.

Minister Szijjártó noted that the US and Hungary were among six countries to reject the UN’s compact on migration.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has accepted an invitation to meet with President Trump in Washington DC on May 13th.