Prime Minister Viktor Orbán held bilateral talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, the PM’s press chief said on Friday. The two leaders agreed that the summit of the Organisation of Turkic States (OTS), held in the Uzbek city in the past days, had been successful. Orbán said that despite the war in Ukraine, Turkey and Hungary will not give up their joint goals. “We are committed to strengthening bilateral trade and economic ties, and we will expand military cooperation,” Orbán said. Erdogan wowed Turkey would “remain a safe background to Hungary’s energy security”. Orbán and Erdogan agreed that the war should be concluded with an immediate ceasefire and peace talks.