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Apr 13, 2020

PM Orbán participates in Turkic Council video conference

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán participated in a video conference with Turkic Council leaders on Friday.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán participated in a video conference with Turkic Council leaders on Friday.

According to MTI, the Turkic Council leaders, including Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Azeri President Ilham Aliyev, exchanged their experiences about measures introduced at national level against the novel coronavirus and expressed their support for undisturbed trade and transit.

The prime minister’s press chief Bertalan Havasi said they reviewed possibilities for cooperation in the healthcare sector and helping each other’s stranded citizens.

PM Orbán expressed Hungary’s thanks for donations received from Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan. Uzbekistan has granted 150,000 masks and Azerbaijan an additional 10,000 masks to Hungary.

The prime minister also thanked Kazakhstan for allowing aircraft transporting medical equipment from China to land and refuel. Despite export restrictions, Turkey has allowed 8 tons of textiles for making masks and hand sanitizer gels to be shipped to Hungary. “It’s in troubled times that you get to know who your good friends really are,” he said.

Hungary has had observer status in the Turkic Council since 2018.