KRG President Barzani Meets Hungarian PM

Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and an accompanying senior KRG delegation met with Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban in Budapest on Monday to discuss bilateral ties, and the Hungarian support for the Kurdistan Region in its fight against the ISIS terrorists.

In this meeting, Prime Minister Orban expressed his country’s strong support for the people of Kurdistan and its legitimate rights, especially in the fight against terrorism.

For his part, President Barzani thanked the Hungarian government for its support to the peshmerga and welcomed a recent decision by the Hungarian parliament to authorize the deployment of a military contingent to help with the training of the peshmerga forces.

The President extended an invitation to Prime Minister Orban to visit Kurdistan.

The two also discussed enhancing bilateral ties, including cooperation in the energy sector.

During his official visit to Budapest, President Barzani and his accompanying KRG delegation also held meetings with the Hungarian President János Áder, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó and the country’s defense Minister Csaba Hende.

(Source: KRG)

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