Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán held a phone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday focusing on the importance of border controls, defense against the coronavirus pandemic and handling the global economic repercussions of the crisis, Orbán’s press secretary Bertalan Havasi told national news agency MTI.
Havasi said both leaders acknowledged with satisfaction that bilateral political and economic relations remain excellent.
Orbán also posted a summary of their meeting on his Facebook page.
The White House said President Trump and Prime Minister Orbán agreed that the American and Hungarian people “are eager to safely open their communities and return to work”.
The leaders also discussed important bilateral and regional issues, including border security, telecommunications security, and the need to diversify supply chains, and protect critical infrastructure.
Orbán first met Trump in Washington on May 13, 2019. The two leaders share a common viewpoint on halting illegal immigration, a topic that they have discussed in previous phone calls. Since Trump came into office, he has reversed a number of antagonistic Obama-era policies directed at Hungary.
Title image: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and U.S. President Donald Trump in the White House on May 13, 2019. (source: MTI)