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May 23, 2017

PM Orbán meets with Estonian prime minister to discuss Brexit and immigration

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has met with Estonian prime minister Juri Ratas to discuss the latter's plans for their European presidency during the second half of 2017

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has met with Estonian Prime minister Juri Ratas to discuss the latter's plans for their European presidency during the second half of 2017.

Hungary has always maintained excellent and close ties with Estonia, PM Orbán told news agency MTI after the talks in Parliament.

PM Orbán touched on the upcoming Brexit process which he felt should be handled fairly by the EU. He said it was important for the EU to increase the bloc’s competitiveness and ensure that Brexit benefits both the EU and Britain.

The two leaders also discussed digital transformation and how to strengthen defense cooperation, PM Orbán said. The prime minister and his Estonian counterpart also discussed the issue of migration.

Ratas said that Estonia's goal for their rotating EU president in July-December would not serve only its own objectives but take into consideration the objectives of other member states.