Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson has accepted Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's invitation to meet and discuss Sweden's NATO accession.
According to MTI, Kristersson said he would be glad to meet PM Orbán to discuss Sweden’s NATO accession and other bilateral matters in Budapest at some point. However, the discussion, he added, may also take place in Brussels next week. In a letter, Kristersson said he agreed with PM Orbán that “more intensive dialogue” between their two countries would be beneficial. Turkey’s parliament ratified Sweden’s NATO accession on Tuesday. Hungary’s national assembly has yet to vote on the matter. PM Orbán invited Kristersson to Budapest on Tuesday to discuss his country’s NATO accession and other bilateral issues. Meanwhile, Hungary’s government made it clear from the start that it supports NATO’s enlargement, regardless of the opinions of the ruling party MPs, but at the same time, “we are nobody’s pawns,” Speaker of Parliament László Kövér said in an interview with news portal Index on Sweden’s NATO accession. He added that Sweden “has gone to the point of defaming Hungary and its democratically elected government and restricting its room for manoeuvre, which cannot be dismissed.”