Talks between Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara focused on the war in Ukraine and energy security issues, the PM’s press chief said on Thursday.
In the statement, Bertalan Havasi said Hungary and Turkiye, as neighbours of Ukraine, had an interest in “a just peace” reached through diplomatic means as quickly as possible. “Drifting into war and its escalation must be avoided,” the statement quoting the two leaders said.
President Erdogan thanked Hungary for the solidarity it showed in the aftermath of the earthquake in Turkiye and for its “enormous help”, especially the “heroic” efforts of Hungarian search and rescue teams.
Orbán asked Erdogan to ensure that Turkiye continues to be a reliable partner in the delivery of natural gas from the east, which is crucial for Hungarian energy security.
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