Hungary cancels appointment with Foreign Minister Baerbock | EUROtoday

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Status: 05.07.2024 23:12

The Hungarian authorities has cancelled an appointment with Foreign Minister Baerbock in Budapest at brief discover. Tensions between the nations had arisen in mild of Prime Minister Orban's journey to Moscow.

Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock's journey to Budapest, which was deliberate for Monday, is not going to happen. Hungary has cancelled Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto's appointment with Baerbock at brief discover, in line with the Foreign Office in Berlin.

The workplace regrets the cancellation, as “a serious and honest personal conversation between the two foreign ministers (…) would have been important in view of Prime Minister Orban's surprise and uncoordinated trip to Moscow,” it stated. The journey will due to this fact be rescheduled at a later date.

Criticism from the EU and NATO

Despite widespread criticism from the EU and Ukraine, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Friday – just some days after his nation took over the EU Council Presidency. One of the matters mentioned was Russia's battle of aggression towards Ukraine. Several high EU representatives and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg distanced themselves from Orban's journey.