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ORBÁN DISCUSSES SANCTIONS, MIGRATION WITH AUSTRIA FPÖ LEADER

 

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán discussed the war in Ukraine, related sanctions, inflation and illegal migration with Herbert Kickl, head of Austria’s Freedom Party (FPÖ), in Budapest on Thursday. Orbán and Kickl were in agreement about the risk of the escalation of the war and the need to call for an immediate ceasefire and peace talks at all possible forums, Bertalan Havasi said. They also were in agreement that as a result of sanctions imposed by Brussels prices have increased at an unprecedented rate in Europe and concluded that once peace is restored, sanctions could be lifted and prices would go down. Orbán and Kickl welcomed cooperation between their countries in the fight against illegal migration. They said the European Commission must be called on to take effective measures for the protection of the EU’s external borders and contribute to the costs of fences erected by member states.