Prime Minister Viktor Orbán - Photo: MTI

Orbán: Hungary stands by peace talks, Transcarpathia Hungarians

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Tuesday held talks with European Council President Charles Michel as well as his Greek, Slovenian, Slovak and Latvian counterparts in a videoconference in preparation for this week's summit of European Union leaders, the PM's press chief said.

The two-day summit on Thursday and Friday will focus on the war in Ukraine along with economic issues such as European competitiveness, the state of the internal market and energy issues.

In the videoconference, Orbán said Hungary was pro-peace and urged an immediate ceasefire and peace talks in respect of the conflict. He said Kyiv should always be reminded at EU talks that if Ukraine aspires to join the bloc it cannot ignore the rights of its ethnic minority groups, including those of ethnic Hungarians.

As regards global economic affairs, Orbán said Hungary favoured economic links and relations over the re-emergence of major blocs.

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