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ORBÁN'S LETTER TO PUTIN: MAINTAINING DIALOGUE 'ESSENTIAL CONDITION' FOR ESTABLISHING PEACE

 

Following the publication of the official results of the Russian presidential election, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán sent a letter to President Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on his recent re-election, the prime minister’s press chief said. Orbán said it was a matter of satisfaction that cooperation between Hungary and Russia was “based on mutual respect, enabling the discussion of important issues, even amid the current difficult geopolitical situation”. Orbán said Hungary stood on the side of peace, “and we are convinced that maintaining dialogue is an essential condition for establishing the quickest possible peace”. He assured the Russian president of Hungary’s readiness to enhance cooperation with Russia in areas not restricted by international law, the statement said.