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May 25, 2016

Hungary meets with UK to discuss European Union

Cameron told Ader that the latest polls indicate UK voters would choose to stay in the EU

President János Áder has met with British Prime Minister David Cameron in London to discuss climate change and other pressing European issues.

The president told reporters that they discussed Britain’s EU membership referendum and Hungary's position in Europe.

President Áder said he had proposed to Prime Minister Cameron that the world’s ten largest greenhouse gas emitters should use the momentum gained by the Paris climate deal to reach an even more ambitious agreement. According to the president, Prime Minister Cameron supported the idea.

As for the United Kingdom’s referendum on European Union membership to be held on June 23, PM Cameron said that the latest polls indicate that voters would choose to stay in the union.

The president is on a three-day visit to the UK and is attending a series of events held in honour of Saint Thomas Becket.

As part of the visit, the president visited Westminster Abbey to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

In the church, President Áder met John Hall, the Dean of Westminster, who placed the relic of Thomas Becket on the altar.

Later in the day, he met Prince Carlo, the Duke of Castro, who decorated the Hungarian president with the Great Cross of the Constantinian Order of Saint George.