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Dec 22, 2016

PM Orbán to meet with President Putin in Budapest

Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, has confirmed that a high level Hungarian-Russian summit and official foreign ministerial meeting will be held in Budapest

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Budapest during February 2017, it has been reported today.

Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, has confirmed that a high level Hungarian-Russian summit and official foreign ministerial meeting will be held in Budapest next year

Dimitri Peskov, a Russian government spokeperson, said that “it is true, the planning of such a visit is currently underway, we will announce the exact dates of the visit at a later time."

This is not the first meeting between the two leaders. PM Orbán met with Putin in February 2014, when the Russian President came to Budapest and laid a wreath at the Soviet Soldiers’ cemetery. PM Orbán then paid a visit to St. Petersburg this year.