Vučić meets with Orban in Hungary

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic met with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Budapest and announced the holding of early parliamentary elections in Serbia.

Vucic said that every meeting with “his friend” Orban is exceptional, but that Saturday’s meeting also has special symbolism.

„Today is the great Hungarian holiday, St. Istvan, whose life, origin and historical role in the difficult times of rule, permanently marked these areas and laid the foundations of Hungarian sovereignty, as well as regional opportunities. That’s why today’s meeting is special,“ Vucic wrote on Instagram.

“I had many good meetings and conversations with the presidents of Turkey, Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan and a special conversation with the Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, and I expect him to visit our country soon. We talked about many important things for Serbia which could translate into new investments,” said Serbian President.

Vučić also met with Peter Szijjarto, the Hungarian Foreign Minister, who said, on the occasion:” “Serbia and I are connected by a thousand threads, both literally and figuratively. Today, there is practically no Hungarian energy security without Serbia’s energy security or vice versa,” wrote Szijjarto on Facebook.

As he stated, the good news is that the Serbian-Hungarian regional gas trading company will start operating in September.

“MOL and Trasnafta are working hard to build an oil pipeline that connects our two countries. Furthermore, we continue to store more than 100 million cubic metres of natural gas for Serbia,” the Hungarian minister pointed out.

The President of Serbia was in the Hungarian capital to attend the opening of the World Championships in Athletics.

In a statement to the Serbian media in Budapest, he said that the elections in Serbia will be held very soon, certainly in the next six to seven months.

He recalled that local and provincial elections are regular and that early parliamentary elections will most likely be held.

(RTV, 20.08.2023)

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