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Orbán Reaffirms Willingness to Cooperate with Italy’s Opposition Brothers of Italy

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.02.26.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán reaffirmed his willingness to cooperate with Italy’s opposition party Brothers of Italy (Fratelli d’Italia – FdI) in a letter addressed to party leader Giorgia Meloni.

The letter published by the party late on Thursday was received after FdI refused to join the new government of Prime Minister Mario Draghi.

Orbán said in the letter that after spending sixteen years in the opposition, he had learned that victory was “never final” and defeat “never fatal”.

“Only one thing matters: whether we are ready to continue the fight,” he added.

He said it was necessary to have “reliable companions in battle who have a common vision of the world and give similar responses to the challenges of our times.”

Leader of Brothers of Italy: Orbán Our Role Model
Leader of Brothers of Italy: Orbán Our Role Model

The Hungarian Prime Minister is a role model for defending his country and its Christian identity, Giorgia Meloni, the leader of Brothers of Italy (FdI) party told pro-government daily Magyar Nemzet. The politician also emphasized that  they are fighting together with Matteo Salvini and the League, so the left-wing government, “which is going against the will of […]Continue reading

Orbán expressed hope that cooperation between Hungary’s ruling Fidesz and the Brothers of Italy would continue in the future, and “we will be able to maintain our friendly relations based on the policy of common sense as well as on Christian and conservative values.”

Meloni, who is also the president of the European Conservatives and Reformists Party, visited Orbán during the 2018 parliamentary election campaign in Italy and Orbán addressed an FdI meeting in Rome in September 2019.

Featured photo by Gergely Botár/kormany.hu