Zelensky Invites Orban to Peace Summit in a Key Phone Call

Written by Henrik Rothen

May.08 - 2024 9:17 PM CET

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A Stepping Stone to Peace?

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban had a detailed discussion focused on strengthening their countries' relations and regional security.

According to a post by Zelensky on X, previously known as Twitter, he extended an invitation to Orban to attend an upcoming Peace Summit, underscoring Hungary's pivotal role in fostering peace in the region.

Building Bridges in Troubled Times

During their conversation, President Zelensky highlighted Ukraine's desire to enhance friendly relations with Hungary, focusing on trade, energy, and logistics sectors.

The talks aimed to iron out bilateral issues and chart a course for mutual benefits.

Zelensky's office conveyed that the leaders agreed on coordinated steps to tackle these issues comprehensively.

Eyeing European Integration

A key topic on their agenda was Ukraine's ambition to join the European Union—an endeavor Zelensky believes will bring substantial benefits to both nations.

"I am confident that Ukraine's swift accession to the EU will benefit both of our states," Zelensky optimistically noted.

Recent Diplomatic Efforts

This phone call comes in the wake of Ukraine's ongoing diplomatic initiatives, including recent negotiations with Portugal aimed at securing a bilateral security agreement under the G7's Joint Declaration of Support for Ukraine.

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