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Türkiye successfully mediating in Russia-Ukraine war, says Hungarian PM Orban

Türkiye successfully mediating in Russia-Ukraine war, says Hungarian PM Orban Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) receives Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban (L) as part of the NATO summit in Washington DC., United States on July 09, 2024. (Photo via Turkish Presidency)
By Ihlas News Agency
Jul 10, 2024 2:54 PM

“Türkiye is the only country successfully mediating between parties in the Russia-Ukraine war,” said Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, in a statement about his meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Orban emphasized he sought Erdogan’s support for the Ukraine peace mission.

Prime Minister Orban shared on social media about his meeting with President Erdogan in Washington, where he was attending the NATO Summit. Orban stated: “President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is an important partner for our peace mission. Türkiye is the only country that has successfully mediated between the warring parties in the Russia-Ukraine war.”

Following the meeting, the Hungarian leader also released a video message, saying, “This is Washington. We are continuing the peace mission here. My meeting with President Erdogan of Türkiye just concluded. “

He said that the main agenda item was the Russia-Ukraine war. As expected, this war has entered a new and more brutal phase.

“We need peace and peace initiatives to end the suffering. Türkiye has already proven to be an indispensable player in establishing peace during the war,” he said.

“President Erdogan was the only successful statesman to finalize the Russia-Ukraine agreement on grain shipments in the Black Sea. I asked the President (Erdogan) to support our peace mission. The positions of the warring parties are still far apart. However, if the friends of peace unite, we can take the next step towards peace together,” the Hungarian leader maintained.

Orban’s peace mission

Hungarian Prime Minister Orban launched a peace mission for Ukraine after his country assumed the Presidency of the EU Council on July 1. On July 2, he met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv, on July 5 with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, and on July 8 with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing.

EU leaders stated that Orban did not have authorization from Brussels for his visit to Moscow and that he was not representing the EU.

Last Updated:  Jul 16, 2024 4:55 PM