Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu congratulated Hungary’s ruling parties by phone on winning a fourth consecutive term in Sunday’s general election, Péter Szijjártó, the foreign minister, said.
Szijjártó said on Facebook on Monday that “the scale and significance” of the Fidesz-led alliance’s victory was palpable “many thousands of kilometers away”.
The minister noted that Sunday’s general election had evinced “serious international attention”, adding that the question of whether a central European country was able to maintain a sovereign, national, foreign policy based on mutual respect had been answered.
He noted that China and Turkey were gaining heft “in the new global economic era”. “So it’s in Hungary’s interest to cooperate effectively with them with respect to trade, the economy and investment,” he added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India congratulated Orbán on Twitter and Li Keqiang of China wired a message of congratulations.
In the fatured photo: Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó with Chinese Kína Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Photo via Péter Szijjártó’s Facebook page