PM Orbán holds separate talks with presidents of Paraguay and Ecuador

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán discussed topical global affairs, the war in Ukraine and its consequences with the president of Paraguys. He welcomed the excellent cooperation between Hungary and Ecuador in education and science.

On the sidelines of the EU-CELAC summit in Brussels on Tuesday, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán held talks with Mario Abdo Benitez, the president of Paraguay.

According to MTI, the two leaders discussed topical global affairs, the war in Ukraine and its consequences, as well as the role and opportunities of conservative political forces. PM Orbán told the president that Hungary, in “a unique way” in Europe, adhered to fundamental values such as family, nation and faith. Benitez said the governing party in Paraguay was based on the same footing and deemed the protection of those same values crucial. Besides politics, the leaders also discussed opportunities to boost bilateral economic and trade relations. Later in the day, PM Orbán held talks with the President of Ecuador Guillermo Lasso in Brussels. The two leaders welcomed the excellent cooperation between their countries in education and science. Members of the Hungarian and Ecuadorian delegations signed a letter of intent on cooperation in the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship scheme, he said. The Hungarian government has increased the annual quota from 50 to 75 in reaction to high demand from Ecuador, he added. PM Orbán and Lasso reviewed possibilities for developing bilateral cooperation in the areas of visa policy, trade relations, energy, water management, climate policy and humanitarian affairs, he said.