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Hungarian Official Orban asserts China’s rise an opportunity


Budapest,13 May 2024 (TDI): According to Balazs Andras Orban, Hungary’s political director and prime minister, Hungary views China’s rise as an opportunity rather than a threat.

During a recent interview, Orban expressed that Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Budapest marked a significant shift in the bilateral relationship and was seen as a precious and cherished event. 

In addition, Hungary has forged a robust and fruitful partnership with China in trade, investment, sustainable development, and technological advancement. Hungary has become the inaugural European country to participate in the Belt and Road Initiative. 

“We require collaborations that are practical and pragmatic,” remarked Orban. 

Orban commented, “The Belt and Road Initiative exemplifies the effective implementation of ideas, as it is not merely a theoretical concept but is actively being put into action.” 

Moreover, under the Belt and Road framework, Orban highlighted the Budapest-Belgrade railway as a critical initiative in the collaborative efforts between China and Hungary. He praised the railway’s advanced technologies as an ideal illustration of addressing the requirements of the Hungarian population.

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Furthermore, Orban expressed his anticipation for further collaboration in developing and exploring promising new technologies to enhance the economy significantly. 

“This situation is advantageous for both parties and represents a new phase in the progress of the relationship between China and Hungary.”

 “We express our sincere gratitude for the fact that Hungary is the domicile of these exceptional enterprises,” Orban declared. 

Additionally, Orban highlighted that the Hungarian people’s interests are not being prioritized as there is an increasing inclination to separate from certain Western states. 

Lastly, he commented, “Rather than decoupling or de-risking, we believe that connectivity is the effective strategy,” he also stated, “We must unite the Eurasian continent and recognize that the world has a shared destiny.”

Syeda Ayesha Noor
Syeda Ayesha Noor
Aisha Noor, a recent graduate with a Bachelor's degree in International Relations from the University of Sindh, Jamshoro, brings a wealth of academic insight and practical experience to the field. Having completed internships at esteemed institutions, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad, she now seeks to leverage her expertise in international relations to pursue opportunities in the global arena. With a strong foundation in research and a passion for diplomatic affairs, Aisha is poised to make meaningful contributions to the field of international relations

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