PM Viktor Orbán talked to President-elect Donald Trump by phone who invited him to visit Washington

Thursday, November 24, 2016

The prime minister said that President-elect Donald Trump was an open-minded person; he is success oriented, which is very favorable to us Hungarians.

According to Orbán, Hungary has very good economic relations with the United States, only ideological differences pose obstacles in the improvement of political relations.

Replying to a question whether Hungary's position changes due to the fact that the United States has a new president, the prime minister had this to say:

Donald Trump knows that Hungarians are freedom loving people, whose economic achievements in the past six years were outstanding.

When President-elect Donald Trump invited Orbán to visit the United States the prime minister said this to him:

I haven't been there for a long time since, they (the former US administrations) treated me like a black sheep.

Then, Trump laughed and replied, he knows the feeling.

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Minister of Foreign Affairs Péter Szijjártó said to the Hungarian media that the US president-elect thanked the Hungarian-American community for supporting him.

Donald Trump also said he looked forward working together with the Hungarian government adding that he has always been a great admirer of the country - he said "I am a big fan of Hungary."

He told the prime minister he respected his work and the economic performance of the country.

Exciting times ahead of us remarked the incoming US president adding that he was interested in working together with the Hungarian government and he was confident that everybody would be proud of what they achieve together.

Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó confirmed that Donald Trump invited Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to visit Washington. Consultations regarding the details of the visit will start after the inauguration of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States.

According to Szijjártó, from the telephone conversation it became clear that we have two politicians here that have entirely different approach to the challenges of the times.

The election of Donald Trump is an excellent news for both Hungary and Europe added Szijjártó.

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