The two leaders spoke about Hungarian-Russian cooperation in the areas of gas and oil supplies and nuclear energy. Viktor Orbán stressed the importance of peace.
According to his Facebook video, he said it is crucial for the entire continent, including for Hungary that the flood of refugees, the sanctions and the fighting should finally come to an end.
"Despite the fact that in today's geopolitical conditions the opportunities for maintaining contacts and developing relations are very limited, it nevertheless cannot but cause satisfaction that our relations with many European countries are maintained and developed. One of these countries is Hungary," Vladimir Putin said, according to the Kremlin's website.
"Relations between Hungary and Russia over the past decades have been built solely on the basis of taking into account each other’s interests,"
US Ambassador David Pressman heavily criticised the meeting on X; Balázs Orbán the prime minister's political director reacted on the same platform:
During Xi Jinping’s presidency, Chinese-Hungarian relations “have risen to an all-time high,” and this is extremely advantageous and useful for Hungary, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stated on Tuesday in Beijing at his meeting with the Chinese head of state.