L-R: Stephen Harper and Viktor Orbán
On Thursday, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán received Stephen Harper, former Prime Minister of Canada and President of the International Democratic Union (IDU), a center-right party group.
During the meeting, the parties reviewed the possibilities for closer international cooperation between right-wing conservative parties. A key topic was the war in Ukraine and its impact on world politics.
The Munich-based IDU brings together more than 80 right-wing conservative parties from all over the world, with Fidesz from Hungary taking part.
Stephen Joseph Harper is a Canadian politician who served as the 22nd prime minister of Canada from 2006 to 2015. Harper is the first and only prime minister to come from the modern-day Conservative Party of Canada.
In the 2015 federal election, the Conservative Party lost power to the Liberal Party led by Justin Trudeau. Harper officially stepped down as party leader on October 19, 2015, and resigned his seat on August 26, 2016. Since then, Harper has taken on a number of international business and leadership roles, founded a global consulting firm, and was elected leader of the International Democrat Union.
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