Zelenskyy invites Orban to the Global Peace Summit in Switzerland

Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Viktor Orban
Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Viktor Orban

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a phone conversation with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, discussing the Russian invasion and Kyiv’s EU and NATO aspirations, Zelenskyy said in a Twitter post on May 8.

During the call, Zelenskyy also invited Orban to attend the Global Peace Summit scheduled to take place in Switzerland on June 15-16. The Ukrainian leader spoke about the importance of Hungary's position in the context of peace and overall regional security.

“I emphasized Ukraine's interest in good relations [with Hungary] and the development of trade, energy, and logistics cooperation,” said Zelenskyy.

“We have agreed on further steps to resolve the full range of bilateral issues on mutually beneficial terms. I am convinced that Ukraine's rapid accession to the EU will benefit both our states.”

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Orban stated that Hungary is ready to make efforts that would lead to peace in Ukraine. According to Hungarian outlet Hirado, the conversation also covered "all important elements of Hungarian-Ukrainian relations."

Orban’s press secretary Bertalan Havasi added that Zelenskyy and Orban agreed to continue bilateral consultations in the future.

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