At the moment, it seems that Vladimir Putin is not visiting Hungary. Russian President and Italian politician Matteo Salvini was invited to the current World Judo Championships in Budapest by the President of the International Judo Federation, Romanian businessman Marius Viser. For the first time, the Hungarian nation mentioned, the information is based on the fact that Putin is a big fan of sports: he himself participated in competitions, and in 2017 he also visited the World Championships in Budapest.
Accordingly, the index turned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Affairs in the case of the Russian president, but the ministry did not confirm the fact of the visit. As shown:
We do not know about such a visit.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has already confirmed that he had received an invitation to attend the Budapest Games, but he also did not confirm the visit. Judging by the reaction of the Ministry of Environment responsible for receiving official delegations, no response was received in Moscow.
At the same time, Putin visited Hungary a lot, but it has been two years since his last visit in 2019. However, bilateral relations between the Hungarian and Russian sides are active, and Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Putin will have a lot to discuss. This is the case of the problematic Paks 2 investment, which Peter Szijjarto has been talking about these days Debate in Moscow. Then the Secretary of State announced that the construction of the nuclear power plant may enter phase two in September. Originally, production of the first reactor unit was supposed to start in 2026, but the loan agreement amended accordingly was recently revised by 2031.
Putin’s visit will also be an exciting diplomatic fling as the Russian president will meet US President Joe Biden in person for the first time next week, June 16.
The relationship between the two superpowers is far from balanced. Washington and NATO also believe that Russia and China are the biggest threats to the security of the Western world, and that the relationship between the two eastern countries is becoming increasingly close. If, prior to the Biden meeting, Putin had consulted with Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Hungary could secure a place on the agenda of the great powers meeting.
(Cover Photo: Prime Minister Viktor Orban (J)) receives Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Carmelite Monastery on October 30, 2019. Photo: MTI/Prime Minister’s Press Office/Benko Vivian Scheer)