Prime Minister Viktor Orbán - Photo: PMO

Orbán: Hungary-Egypt ties gain value in times of danger

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi discussed the war in Ukraine, illegal migration and Hungary-Egypt bilateral relations at a meeting in Cairo on Tuesday, the PM's press chief said.

The sides said that cooperation between Hungary and Egypt went back to 95 years and it had never been as good as in the past few years, Bertalan Havasi said.

Orbán said after the meeting that Hungary was not in an easy situation, facing several dangers, including the Russia-Ukraine war.

“Hungary has a vested interest in peace and we will make every effort to reduce the danger of the escalation of war,” he said. “We are ready to engage in disputes with the West because we want a diplomatic solution, ceasefire and peace talks,” he added.

Orbán welcomed the Egyptian president agreeing with the need to move the conflict towards peace instead of escalation.

Orbán said the second source of danger was the forming of blocs in the world instead of connections being built, which he said caused serious losses to Hungary and central Europe.

He expressed thanks to Egypt for its actions concerning migration.

“We do not want homeless migrants torn away from their place of birth to populate the world, but want people to succeed in their place of birth,” he said. “Egypt is a strong bastion in the line of defence against illegal migration,” he added.

“Europe owes thanks, respect and support to Egypt for its work,” he said.

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