Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has congratulated Giuseppe Conte on his appointment as prime minister of Italy, in a letter, Orbán’s press chief said. “I salute you as a Prime Minister of Italy who has recently proved his commitment to the development of relations between our two countries,” Bertalan Havasi quoted Orbán as writing in the letter. “I trust that, as in our joint efforts to date, in the future we will also be able to rely on you in the further enhancement of Hungarian-Italian cooperation and the creation of a competitive Europe comprising strong nations,” Orbán wrote, assuring his counterpart that Hungary was ready to continue working with Italy. “I wish you good health and much success in the continuation of your responsible work,” Orbán concluded.
Italy’s new coalition government between the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) was sworn in on Thursday.