During his Thursday visit to Rome, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán also met with Italy’s former Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, the leader of the League Party.
As we previously reported, on Thursday, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán paid an official visit to the Vatican where he had a private audience with the Pope.
During his visit, in addition to Pope Francis, Viktor Orbán also held talks with Matteo Salvini, the leader of Italy’s League party, Magyar Nemzet reports.
Salvini was accompanied to the meeting by Lorenzo Fontana, the League’s politician in charge of foreign affairs.
The parties discussed the Ukraine-Russia war, support for families and businesses, the fight against illegal immigration, and the protection of the interests of Italians and Hungarians.
Salvini also posted a photo with the Hungarian prime minister on social media.
In his Facebook post, Salvini said he was proud of the friendship and understanding between Italians and Hungarians and personally congratulated the Hungarian Prime Minister on his election victory.
The Italian daily La Repubblica highlighted that the private meeting between Salvini and Orbán will further deepen the relationship between the two parties.
After the meeting, Italian reporters raised the question to the League president as to whether the meeting with the Hungarian prime minister was “timely?”
Salvini tersely replied: “Are you kidding? He had just been received by the Pope.”
Featured photo by Zoltán Fischer/MTI