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“It is in Hungary’s national interest that cooperation between the two parts of Europe are as good as possible,” PM Orbán said following his meeting with President Putin, adding that Hungary-Russia connections play a special role in this relation. During his joint press conference with the Russian president, the prime minister talked about the expansion of the Paks nuclear plant, future natural gas shipments, economic relations between the two countries and the protection of the persecuted of Christians.
"When we root for the US president’s efforts to improve relations with Russia, we don’t do so because we’re pro-Russian or pro-American, but simply because we’re pro-Hungarian," Hungary's foreign minister said. "We must protect the security of the Hungarian people."
“Although the Hungarian government doesn’t like the border security fence”, it has proven to be effective, because it is capable of stopping, or at least slowing illegal immigration, Hungary's government spokesperson said
The TEK will be in charge of performing personal protection tasks during the visit, which includes programs in which the Russian foreign and health ministers will take part on Wednesday and those that the Russian president and his delegation will attend on Thursday
According to Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, chances of a settlement in Syria since the war broke out have never been as good as they are today, but there will be no solution if Russia and the United States fail to come to terms on the conditions
When former US President Bill Clinton claimed earlier this week that Hungary and Poland owe their freedom to “the long Cold War” and the United States of America, he demonstrated an extraordinary ignorance not only of Hungarian history but also of Europe and the global political landscape.
“Hungary has an interest in the alleviation of the Russian embargo and in its partial lifting with regard to agricultural products,” said Gyula Budai, ministerial commissioner for economic measures relating to the Russian embargo, speaking at a press conference in the southern town of Szentes.
The European Commission’s notification regarding the investigation of the Paks II project regarding possible state aid has been released. The Hungarian Government takes the view that the summary contains a number of inaccuracies and misunderstandings as well as unfounded and misleading claims.