President Donald Trump lauded the spirit of the Hungarian people earlier this week during a phone call with Hungary’s anti-Islamization Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.
Voice of Europe According to Orbán’s 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 spokesman for the Hungarian government Zoltán Kovács both mentioned that the U.S. president specifically asked Prime Minister Orbán to convey the respect and admiration that 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 border wall that’s currently under construction along the US-Mexico border.
Last May, at a Trump – Orbán meeting which took place in the White House, 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 to the Hungarian Prime Minister.