BELGRADE – Vučić meets Orbán in Budapest

Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić met Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in Budapest on Sunday (22 March) to discuss bilateral relations, cooperation and solidarity in the fight against coronavirus, as well as plans to support the economic development of both states once the pandemic is over.

The ongoing migrant crisis and Serbia accession to the EU were also among the topics discussed between the two leaders, accompanied by Serbian Finance Minister Sinisa Mali and Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto, the Serbian presidency reported.

“The two states are working on plans to cooperate in order to remove the economic consequences of the pandemic, given the vast potentials and progress in the bilateral economic ties,” the presidency reported in a release.

President Vučić was also quoted as having “asked Prime Minister Orbán to act as Serbia’s great friend, and support a fast-tracked accession to the EU assistance programmes to fight the coronavirus and the economic consequences of the pandemic for Serbia and the Western Balkans.” (

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