Budapest, August 9 (MTI) – President János Áder met International Olympic Committee (IOC) head Thomas Bach for talks in Rio de Janeiro on Monday, which also covered Budapest’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics.
The Hungarian Olympic Committee said on its website mob.hu that Áder discussed the Hungarian bid with several IOC members during Rio 2016. Before the consultations with Bach about Hungary’s options, Ader met officials from China and Peru.
Áder had previously met the German sports diplomat to discuss Hungary’s bid at the UN New York headquarters last September, mob.hu said.
Bach described Hungary as a strong contender at the end of last year.
Áder also plans to meet Dutch and Irish IOC members in Rio de Janeiro in the next few days.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is scheduled to meet Bach next Friday and they will visit the Hungarian House in Rio.