Coming Soon: Dates Confirmed for Chinese President's Official Visit to Hungary

  • 30 Apr 2024 6:05 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Coming Soon: Dates Confirmed for Chinese President's Official Visit to Hungary
Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay an official visit to Hungary on May 8-10, meeting an invitation by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and President Tamás Sulyok, the PM’s press chief said in a statement.

The leaders will discuss bilateral political and economic issues as well as international affairs, the statement said, adding that the purpose of the visit was to further boost inter-state, economic and trade relations as well as to build cooperation in new areas.

Meanwhile, Opposition Calls China-Backed Budapest Airport Rail Project 'Unforgivable Mistake'

The opposition LMP party has called the planned Chinese-backed rail link between the international airport and central Budapest an “unforgivable mistake”.

The original plan was to connect the airport and the city centre in a way that ensured access from other cities and the Budapest agglomeration, thereby maximising flexibility, Péter Ungár, the green party’s co-leader, told a press conference, vowing to bring the matter before MPs with a view to implementing the project according to the original plans.

He said other investments in Europe involving Chinese lending had ended badly, and he called for the details of the financing package to be made public. LMP will also submit a data request in the public interest to reveal “exactly what kind of deal is being planned with the Chinese” and how much it would cost taxpayers, he added.

Photo - PM's press office: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Chinese President Xi Jinping in China in October 2023

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