During a phone call with Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán earlier this week, U.S. President Donald Trump lauded the spirit of the Hungarian people.
According to the Orbán press secretary Bertalan Havasi, the Hungarian Prime Minister carried out a diplomatic phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday afternoon, Remix News reports.
Press secretary Havasi said that during the phone call the two heads of state discussed a variety of topics which included foreign policy issues, the ongoing situation in the Middle East, and illegal immigration.
Havasi and Zoltán Kovács – a government spokesperson for the Hungarian government – both mentioned that the U.S. president specifically asked Prime Minister Orbán to convey the respect and admiration he holds in his heart for the Hungarian people.
“The President asked the PM to pass along a message of his ‘admiration for the successful and great Hungarian people’,” Kovács wrote on Twitter.
Earlier this month, Kovács took a trip to the United States where he toured the newly constructed that runs along the Unite States’ southern border with Mexico.
During his visit, Kovács tweeted a video of the US-Mexico border wall with the words: “When someone takes it serious”
Last May, European media reported on a Trump – Orbán meeting which took place in the White House where Trump praised Orban’s efforts to preserve Hungary’s security.
“You’ve done a good job and you’ve kept your country safe. I know he’s a tough man, but he’s a respected man, and he’s done the right thing, according to many people, on immigration,” Trump said smiling at the Hungarian Prime Minister.