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Jun 22, 2017

PM Orbán holds talks with president of the World Jewish Congress

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the Jewish Community Roundtable convened for the 11th time in Budapest to discuss issues related to the Jewish people

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has held talks with Ronald S. Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress, in Parliament.

According to MTI, they discussed issues linked to US-European relations, and the parties highlighted the importance of America paying greater attention to the investment opportunities in the Central European region.

Government insiders report that both parties are looking forward to the Israeli prime minister’s official visit to Budapest in July.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the Jewish Community Roundtable convened for the 11th time in Budapest to discuss issues related to the Jewish people.

The meeting was chaired by government office chief János Lázár. Yosef Amrani, Israel’s ambassador to Hungary attended the roundtable for the first time, Csaba Latorca, the state secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office, said.

According to MTI, as part of its agenda as presiding country in the Visegrad Four (V4) group from June 19, Hungary is launching a reconstruction program for Jewish cemeteries, Latorcai said. In most Jewish cemeteries, reconstruction underlies strict religious regulation, which the government vows to observe, Latorcai said.

The state secretary commemorated the anniversary of the law declaring equal rights for the Jewish community in Hungary in 1867, and said that events for its celebration were being discussed with the roundtable.