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Jul 16, 2018

PM Orbán holds talks with President Putin in Russia

The two leaders discussed the organisation of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, economic cooperation and international energy projects

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has held talks with President Putin in Russia, it has been announced. 

According to government sources, the pair discussed the organisation of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, economic cooperation and international energy projects. 

During their meeting in the Kremlin on Sunday, the pair assessed the current situation of international energy investment projects and their impact on Europe with special focus on the TurkStream gas pipeline which is currently under construction and of particular importance for Hungary. 

They also discussed among bilateral economic issues the upgrade of Hungary’s sole nuclear power plant at Paks, regarded a “flagship” project of cooperation, and concluded that its implementation was “on the right track”, he said. 

PM Orbán congratulated Putin on Russia’s success at hosting the World Cup event to such high standards. 

The next high-level Hungarian-Russian talks are scheduled to take place in Moscow on September 18th.