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Feb 20, 2019

PM Orbán announces that Hungary will open a trade mission in Jerusalem

Netanyahu thanked PM Orbán for Hungary's support of Israel in international forums such as the European Union and the United Nations

In a symbolic gesture towards Israel, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has announced that Hungary will open a trade mission in Jerusalem.

According to Rmx.news, the prime minister made the announcement following his meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. Short of moving the country's embassy from Tel Aviv, this is the same gesture Bulgaria and the Czech Republic also extended towards Israel.

The two prime ministers held a bilateral meeting on the day of the cancelled Visegrad Group-Israel summit that will be rescheduled due to Poland's disapproval of Netanyahu's comments regarding the role of Poles in the Holocaust.

Netanyahu thanked PM Orbán for Hungary's support of Israel in international forums such as the European Union and the United Nations. "You stand up for Israel, for the truth and I have to thank you for that. This is a very important alliance," Netanyahu said.

Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini also announced his country will open a cultural and technological information office in Jerusalem.