Former Slovenian PM Janez Jansa, Viktor Orbán, and Jara Suos, Vice-President of CDI-IDC
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has called for an immediate ceasefire and subsequent peace negotiations in the wake of the war in Ukraine, at an international meeting.
Speaking at a meeting of the Centrist Democrat International (CDI-IDC) – formerly known as the Christian Democratic International – in Bled, Slovenia, the Hungarian head of government also gave an assessment of the preparations for the European Parliament elections and the economic situation in Europe to the right-wing party leaders from all over the world.
Viktor Orbán speaks to the Slovenian and Croatian press
“Hungary, which is on the side of peace, supports all peace plans, because we do not know which one will ultimately succeed, but if we do not take the first step, we will never reach peace,” Orbán told Croatian and Slovenian journalists.
There are two schools of thought on the future of the war in Ukraine, one of which believes that there is a way to settle the conflict militarily, while the other believes that there is no way to settle the conflict militarily, and that a ceasefire and peace talks are needed,”
he pointed out. Orbán added that the true nature of the conflict is still unclear, with some saying that there is a proxy war in Ukraine and others talking about a real war between the parties. The prime minister stressed that no one knows what kind of peace plan has a chance of success, which is why Hungary supports all initiatives.
The two-day meeting of the CDI-IDC Executive Committee is held in Bled, Slovenia, under the motto “Security, Justice, Peace,” with Orbán attending as one of the vice presidents of the world organization.
Viktor Orbán with Andres Pastrana, Chairman of CDI-IDC and former President of Colombia
Fact CDI-IDC, founded in 1961, brings together 80 right-wing parties from all over the world, who attach importance to representing Christian, conservative values and the national idea in their countries and on the international political stage. Orbán is a vice president of the CDI.
Photos via MTI/Miniszterelnöki Sajtóiroda/Fischer Zoltán