Prime Minister Viktor Orban will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin for talks in the Kremlin on Tuesday afternoon, MTI said.
Orbán’s visit was also announced to Russian journalists by Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin’s spokesman, on Monday.
The agenda of the talks includes discussing major international issues and several of the bilateral economic projects whose implementation has continued despite the negative effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Both sides regard the Moscow summit as highly important considering the advanced level of bilateral relations, Havasi and Peskov said.
Coinciding with the Orbán-Putin meeting, Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó will hold talks with Sergei Lavrov, his Russian counterpart.
As we wrote on Saturday, the US and a handful of allies are in discussions to deploy thousands more troops to Eastern European NATO countries, details HERE.
We wrote on Sunday, after a meeting of right-wing party leaders in Madrid, Orbán told journalists that he had appealed to everyone attending the meeting to take a stand for a peaceful resolution and de-escalation, details HERE.
Orbán holds talks with NATO secretary-general
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán consulted with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg over the phone from Moscow on Monday evening.
The prime minister briefed Stoltenberg on his upcoming talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin scheduled for Tuesday.
Orbán and Stoltenberg discussed the security situation along the Russian-Ukrainian border and took a stand for reducing tension and resolving disputes through dialogue.