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Sep 08, 2017

PM Orbán holds talks with senate president of Jordan over bilateral relations and migrant crisis

Both parties agreed that Jordan is instrumental in restoring peace and ensuring stability in the Middle East

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has held talks with Faisal Al-Fayez, senate president of Jordan, on bilateral relations, Jordan’s ties with the European Union, and pressing security issues.

According to the prime minister's press office, both parties agreed that Jordan is instrumental in restoring peace and ensuring stability in the Middle East.

PM Orbán assured Al-Fayez of Hungary’s readiness to promote ties between the two countries, as well as cooperation between Jordan and the European Union.

The senate president also met with Parliamentary Speaker László Kövér, who expressed Hungary’s appreciation for Jordan’s “stability, stance against extremism and terrorism, and the sacrifices the country has taken”.

Kövér urged international cooperation in relation to the migrant crisis, and spoke highly of Jordan, which has provided shelter to more than 1.3 million Syrians. Hungary continues to urge that international aid to Jordan should be increased, he added.