Summit in Budapest: Xi and Orban agree on “strategic partnership” | EUROtoday

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At the top of his go to to Europe, Chinese President Xi introduced a “golden journey” in Hungary with joint financial and infrastructure initiatives. Both international locations introduced the conclusion of quite a few agreements.

Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Budapest on the final cease of his European journey. A “comprehensive strategic partnership” has been agreed between the 2 international locations, each politicians stated in a joint assertion broadcast by Hungarian state tv.

On the sidelines of the go to, the delegations signed quite a few intergovernmental agreements. Xi introduced a “golden journey” with joint financial and infrastructure initiatives. Hungarian state tv, which was the one one allowed to attend the ceremony on the Hungarian facet, didn’t present any particular data.

Xi requires “bigger role in the EU” for Hungary

Xi acknowledged that relations between the 2 international locations are at “the best level in their history.” After the assembly with Orban, Xi referred to as on him to work for higher relations between China and the European Union: Hungary ought to “play a larger role in the EU and push for a new and better development of relations between China and the EU “.

Orban stated that each international locations have all the time been shut pals. Chinese corporations would safe tens of hundreds of jobs in Hungary immediately. The nation needs to make the most of the alternatives that might come up from high-quality Chinese investments within the discipline of e-mobility and from Chinese expertise switch.

The Chinese and Hungarian negotiating companions in Budapest on the identical desk

Xi for additional growth of relations

Xi spoke out in favor of additional increasing relations. “We both believe that the traditional friendship between our countries stands on solid foundations,” he stated. The Chinese President additionally visited Budapest to mark the seventy fifth anniversary of the institution of diplomatic relations between Hungary and China.

Hungary was the final cease on Xi Jinping's European journey, which beforehand took him to France and Serbia. He needed to go away Budapest on Friday. Hungary is the one EU nation to participate in China's controversial New Silk Road infrastructure and funding initiative.