Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán – also in his capacity as the President of the governing Fidesz party – received Herbert Kickl, the President of the Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) in his office on Thursday.
According to Viktor Orbán’s press chief, they agreed that the threat of the escalation of the war in Ukraine was increasing; therefore, they must speak up for an immediate ceasefire and the commencement of peace talks at every possible forum.
We agreed that a ceasefire including peace talks is needed immediately because the danger of further escalation is constantly increasing,”
Herbert Kickl wrote on Facebook.
Additionally, the wartime sanctions imposed on the continent by Brussels have brought about unprecedented price rises in Europe. If there were peace and the sanctions were lifted, inflation, too, would immediately go away, they pointed out.
Orbán and Kickl welcomed the strategic cooperation of Austria and Hungary in the fight against illegal migration. They urged the European Commission to finally take appropriate measures to protect the external borders of the EU and to financially contribute to the construction and maintenance of fences erected by the member states.
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