Meeting Of Visegrad Four Heads Of Government And The Egyptian President In Budapest

  • 5 Jul 2017 8:00 AM
Meeting Of Visegrad Four Heads Of Government And The Egyptian President In Budapest
Visegrad Group leaders expressed their recognition of and respect for the work Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has done to stabilise the region around Egypt, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said after a meeting of V4 heads of government and the Egyptian president on Tuesday.

The meeting focused on terrorism and illegal migration as well as the state of economic cooperation between Egypt and central Europe, Orbán told a press conference. Commenting on migration, Orbán said the Egyptian government’s efforts to look after illegal migrants in Egypt and to stop them from leaving served not only the interests of Egypt but also the protection and stabilisation of the entire European Union.

The powers capable of consolidating the situation in Libya must work together in order to restore strong political leadership in the country, he added. The mission of the Hungarian presidency of the V4, which started a few days ago, “is to strengthen the EU inside and outside”, Orbán said.

Al-Sisi told the news conference that the Visegrad Four countries were special within the European Union and it was worthwhile for Egypt to strengthen its partnership with the group. Such a cooperation can help ensure stability and security in the Mediterranean region, he added.

The Egyptian president highlighted the importance of cooperation in combatting terrorism and extremist groups and ideologies, as well as in tackling illegal. As we wrote, Egyptian president has an offical visit in Hungary, he also attended in Egyptian-Hungarian business forum.

Republished with permission of Hungary Matters, MTI’s daily newsletter.

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