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ORBÁN: TRUMP 'STRONG, TARGET-ORIENTED' LEADER

 

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán called US President Donald Trump a “strong and target-oriented leader” in a video message posted on his Facebook page on Tuesday, a day after meeting the president.

Trump is a strong, “clear-headed” and “target-oriented” leader who “exactly knows what he wants”, Orbán said. In the wake of their meeting in Washington, DC, Orbán said Trump had been “well-prepared” and “knew everything about Hungary that had to be known”. His aim was to develop good cooperation between the two countries, Orbán added.

“I think we did a lot in this respect in the talks that were based on mutual respect and held in an excellent atmosphere,” the prime minister said.

He added that he had nostalgic feelings being in the Oval Office once again, after 18 years. Orbán met Bill Clinton there in 1998 and George W. Bush in 2001. Orbán also said that Trump was a very different leader than his predecessors.

The strategic alliance between Hungary and the US has been successfully strengthened in every respect, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said after returning to Budapest from Washington, DC. Orbán said the world faced great changes and “we’ll soon feel the headwinds of that”. He added: “We made a good assessment of the situation sometime in the early 2010s.”