Orban makes a shock arrival in China on a self-declared “peace mission” | EUROtoday

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According to China's official information company Xinhua, Orban desires to fulfill with head of state and get together chief Xi Jinping for talks.

Orban had solely travelled to Moscow on Friday for a controversial go to, the place he was obtained by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Orban had staged the assembly with Putin, whose nation has been waging a battle of aggression in opposition to Ukraine for greater than two years, as a “peace mission”. The journey was additionally met with criticism as a result of Hungary had simply taken over the six-month rotating EU Council Presidency. Orban had beforehand visited Ukraine.

Xi additionally visited Hungary in May on a visit to Europe. Budapest and Beijing have had good relations for a very long time. In October, Orban was one of many few European representatives and the one EU head of presidency to participate in China's discussion board on the “New Silk Road”. Hungary can also be a part of the Chinese funding mission with which the People's Republic is implementing infrastructure initiatives worldwide and thus increasing its affect.