Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban for his landslide victory in the country’s general elections.
Taking to the micro blogging site, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Congratulations, Prime Minister Orban, on your victory in the Parliamentary elections in Hungary. Look forward to continue working with you to further strengthen the close and friendly India-Hungary ties.”
Amidst the simmering crisis in its neighboring Ukraine, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán led Fidesz party registered a thumping victory in the country’s polls claiming a mandate for fourth term in office.
Addressing the crowd, following the party’s remarkable win in the general elections, PM Orban said, ” Conservative politics has won, this is not the past, this is the Europe of the future.”
According to the National Election Office, with around 91% of votes tallied, PM Orban’s Fidesz-led coalition had secured around 53% vote (around 135 seats in the National Assembly), while a united opposition coalition led by Peter Marki-Zay, United By Hungary, manage to secure around 35% of the vote share (i.e. 56 seats in Assembly). While the far-right Our Homeland Movement won 7 seats in national assembly, i.e., around 5% of the vote share.
PM Modi thanks his Hungarian counterpart for facilitating evacuation of Indian students via its border
Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier on March 9 held conversation with his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban and thanked him for facilitating evacuation of more than 6000 Indian students stranded in Ukraine via Hungary’s border.
Speaking on the ongoing situation in Ukraine, during the conversation both the leaders also agreed on the immediate ceasefire and said that diplomacy and dialogue are the only way out of conflict.
Further extending the helping hand, Prime Minister Orban said that the Indian medical students evacuated from Ukraine could continue their studies in Hungary if they wished.
India and Hungary share a substantive and multifaceted relationship since the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1948. Both the countries have also witnessed a significant surge in its ties in recent years. According to the data available on government portal, India’s export to Hungary in year 2021 (January to August) stands at $398.8 million. On the other hand, in 2021 (Jan-Aug), the imports to Hungary was registered at $251.6 million.