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Aug 24, 2017

French President Emmanuel Macron was not scheduled to visit Hungary in August, says press chief

An official meeting between the V4 group and France could take place before the year is out

French President Emmanuel Macron was not scheduled to visit Hungary in August and a trip was never planned, Bertalan Havasi, head of the Press Office of the Prime Minister, has said.

Havasi also said that an official meeting between the V4 group and France could take place before the year is out.

The press chief made the comments to Origo.hu after they asked him about the rumors that the French president avoided Hungary during a three-day visit to central Europe this week.

“There has not been a plan or agreement about Emmanuel Macron visiting Hungary in August this year. The V4 prime ministers, including Viktor Orbán, held talks with the French president in June, before the EU summit, and the possibility of another France-V4 official meeting this year was raised on that occasion,” Havasi said. He added that a date suitable for all parties is currently being discussed.

President Macron held talks with the prime ministers of the Slavkov Triangle, Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, in Salzburg on Wednesday. He is scheduled to visit Romania and Bulgaria today.