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Orban Begins Visit to China, Hopes for Greater Cooperation

  • Prime Minister Orban begins a visit to China where he’s expected to meet the country’s leadership and attend the Belt and Road Initiative on Tuesday and Wednesday. Following talks with Li Qiang, his Chinese counterpart, Orban said Hungary continues to be a good friend of China in central Europe with Budapest pinning high hopes on cooperation, according to MTI.
  • Hungary does not intend to reduce the amount of Russian oil it buys, Foreign Minister Szijjarto is cited as saying by Interfax on the sidelines of Russian Energy Week. "We do not intend to do anything like that. We are always for diversification, but now we need a solid base, which can only be provided by Russia for objective reasons," he said.
  • Israel’s ambassador to Hungary will speak to the Hungarian parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee about the political and military situation in Israel today. There are no major economic releases on the docket.

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