The British Prime Minister stressed the importance of the planned sanctions against Russian hydrocarbons, while recognizing that Hungary faces unique challenges in the field of energy security.
The British Prime Minister wrote in a congratulatory letter to Viktor Orban about the “wonderful relations” between the two countries and the planned cooperation in the field of energy security.
Johnson referred to the historical relations and common interests between the two countries, as well as the direct relations between the Hungarian and British peoples. He noted that the formation of the new Hungarian government comes at a critical time for Euro-Atlantic security, as Europe and NATO must unite in the face of the Russian attack on Ukraine.
The British Prime Minister stressed the importance of the planned sanctions against Russian hydrocarbons and acknowledged that Hungary faces particular challenges in terms of energy security. To this end, he offered UK support.
Boris Johnson has previously congratulated Orban on his election victory.
Congratulations to Fidesz and Viktor Orban on their victory in the Hungarian elections. We look forward to working with our Hungarian friends to develop our close partnership. #UKandHungary
– Boris Johnson April 9, 2018
I congratulate Fidesz and Viktor Orban on their election victory in Hungary. We look forward to working with our Hungarian friends to expand our close partnership. #UKandHungary”
Not everyone agreed with Johnson’s congratulations. as such Sky News As reported at the time, Labor shadow foreign minister Fabian Hamilton responded to the foreign secretary’s congratulations to the Prime Minister of Hungary: “In light of the already poor reporting from international bodies about the way this election was conducted, it seems entirely inappropriate for Boris Johnson to congratulate Boris Johnson at the time. Victor Orban on his victory.
Hamilton added that it was “shameful” for Johnson to see the Hungarian government’s “shameful record on political freedom, women’s equality and gay rights” or Orbán’s “anti-Islam rhetoric” or “anti-Semitic attacks” on Hungarian-American billionaire Diden. We mention George Soros.
He also congratulated Polish Prime Minister Morawiecki Orban
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has written a letter congratulating Viktor Orban on his re-election as Hungarian Prime Minister.
“Poland and Hungary are bound by a centuries-old friendship, which forms the basis of the previous cooperation between the two countries,” Morawiecki said in his letter. The common history of the two countries has provided much evidence of mutual support. I am confident that we can continue to expand and strengthen our relationship.”
The Polish prime minister stressed the special importance of solidarity between allies “in the current situation”, in which “Russian aggression against Ukraine has destroyed the foundations of peace and stability in Europe.”
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