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PM Orbán to Chancellor Scholz: Hungary Committed to Cooperation with Germany

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.12.09.

Hungary is committed to maintaining and developing its cooperation with Germany, which it considers a key partner, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in a congratulatory letter to Olaf Scholz on the occasion of his swearing-in as Germany’s new federal chancellor.

Hungary considers its centuries-long ties with Germany, the change of regime in central Europe and the opening of the inner German border that lead to Europe’s reunification crucial factors in the two countries’ bilateral relations, the PM’s press chief cited Orbán as saying in the letter.

Orbán also invited Scholz to the Visegrad Group-Germany prime ministerial summit to be held in Budapest next year.

However, a few days ago Orbán wrote in his new “Samizdat letter” that “the era of ambiguity, stealth politics and drifting has ended with Merkel (…) who understood us and we understood her,” adding that “We now prepare for battle with our eyes wide open.”

Featured photo illustration by Vivien Cher Benko/PM’s Press Office