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ORBÁN RECEIVES HEAD OF SLOVAKIA'S HUNGARIAN ALLIANCE PARTY

 

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán received Krisztián Forró, the leader of Slovakia’s Hungarian Alliance party, in his office on Monday, the PM’s press chief said. Orbán and Forró discussed the coming Sunday’s Slovak presidential election, and said that cooperation was of paramount importance, Bertalan Havasi said. Forró, who is candidate in the race, said it was important for Slovakian Hungarians to show that “they are there and that Hungarian will still be spoken in Slovakia, even in a thousand years’ time.” Orbán and Forró highlighted the importance of the Visegrad Group, arguing that Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia should “find common ground” as “they can achieve more together”. They called for a ceasefire and peace talks in Ukraine, and took a stance against sending weapons or troops to Ukraine, “which is diametrically opposed to Hungarian interests,” Havasi said.