Prime Minister Viktor Orbán contacted leaders of winning right-wing parties
26. 09. 2022.
There has been far more intensive communication between Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and the leaders of the Italian right-wing parties expected to form a government than customary, pointing beyond the usual diplomatic courtesy formulas. Since the parliamentary elections held on Sunday, the Hungarian and Italian partners have exchanged multiple messages and letters, Bertalan Havasi, the Deputy State Secretary heading the Press Office of the Prime Minister informed the Hungarian news agency MTI on Monday.

According to the press chief’s information, Mr Orbán wrote to candidate for prime minister Giorgia Meloni that the success of the Fratelli d’Italia party is a victory of the values which “constitute the very basis of our cooperation and friendship”. Mr Orbán also made reference to the Russo-Ukrainian war; in his view, during such a challenging period, predictable partnerships are especially gaining in significance. “I look forward to our future cooperation in the interest of preserving the peace of our countries and Europe, restarting the European economy and alleviating the energy crisis,” Mr Orbán wrote to the party president.

Earlier, the Hungarian Prime Minister also sent a message to Giorgia Meloni on his social media account, writing that “A victory more than well-deserved. Congratulations!”

Mr Orbán further contacted Lega leader Matteo Salvini and President of Forza Italia Silvio Berlusconi, congratulating both of them on the election victory of Italian right-wing parties, and thanking them for their friendship and cooperation so far.