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Nov 25, 2016

PM Orbán invited to Washington by President-elect Trump

“I spoke on the phone with the new U.S. president and I can say that our position has improved remarkably,” PM Orbán said

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has been invited to Washington by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, it has been reported.

In an interview published by Hungarian daily Vilaggazdasag, PM Orbán revealed that he had a productive telephone conversation with President-elect Trump who made it clear that he "thinks highly of Hungary".

“I spoke on the phone with the new U.S. president and I can say that our position has improved remarkably,” PM Orbán said.

The prime minister added that Trump had invited him to Washington for talks once his administration comes into effect but didn't specify a date.

“I told him that I have not been there for a long time as I was regarded as a black sheep," PM Orbán said. “He laughed and said so was he.”

The prime minister has been vocal about his support for Trump and how he feels the world will be a better place with him in power.

"I think America will now have a president who is not ideologically limited," Orban said. "He is an open person who is much more interested in success, efficiency and results than in political theories."

AP reports that PM Orbán earlier hailed Trump's victory as "great news," which would allow Western civilization to return to "true democracy and straight, honest talk," freed from the "paralyzing constraint of political correctness."