19 Jul

On the sidelines of the EU-Latin America summit in Brussels on 17-18 July, Viktor Orbán held talks with the President of Paraguay and the President of Ecuador.

The Prime Minister discussed the world political situation, the war in Ukraine and its consequences, and the role and opportunities of conservative politics with Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benítez.

Mr Orbán said that Hungary, almost uniquely in Europe, stands on the foundations of fundamental values, and believes in the conserving force of family, nation and faith. The President of Paraguay said that the party governing his country was working on the basis of the same values and that it was equally important to defend them.

Viktor Orbán and Mario Abdo Benítez also discussed the possibilities of boosting economic and trade relations between Hungary and Paraguay.

The Hungarian Prime Minister also held talks with Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso.

The two leaders welcomed the excellent educational and scientific cooperation between the two countries.

During the meeting in Brussels, members of the Hungarian and Ecuadorian delegations signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship programme. In view of the popularity of the programme in Ecuador, the Hungarian government has increased the annual quota from the original 50 to 75 students.

Viktor Orbán and Guillermo Lasso took stock of the possibilities for developing bilateral cooperation in the fields of water policy, trade relations and energy,


(Source: Hungarian News Agency)