PM Orban meets with conservative European leaders this week
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, president of the major ruling Fidesz party, will attend a meeting of European conservative party leaders in Madrid later this week, Bertalan Havasi, head of the Prime Minister's Press Office told Hungary's news agency (MTI) on Tuesday.
The El Independiente portal reported that Santiago Abascal, president of the right-wing Spanish Vox party, will host the invited European leaders in Madrid at the end of this week. Mr Abascal has decided to hold the summit despite the crisis in Ukraine. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki have already indicated that they will attend.
Party President Abascal has visited Hungary and Poland on several occasions in a bid to share his political vision with his European allies. Most recently he visited Warsaw, where he announced that Europe’s conservative leaders have accepted his invitation to Madrid.
The Vox party has since confirmed that the summit will take place on 28 and 29 January, El Independiente reports, adding that
Mr Abascal has reiterated that Hungary and Poland are two of Vox’s “favourite allies”, with whom he is “in perfect harmony” on the protection of borders, family policy and the defending the sovereignty of nations.
According to El Independiente, Vox has also invited other conservative leaders, including France’s Marine Le Pen, Estonia’s Martin Helmi and Italy’s Giorgia Meloni, to the summit this weekend and is awaiting feedback from them.