Readout of Secretary-General's meeting with Prime Minister of Hungary
Budapest, Hungary, 18 April 2011The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Viktor Orban, the Prime Minister of Hungary.
He thanked the Prime Minister for Hungary's support for the United Nations.
The Secretary-General briefed the Prime Minister on developments in the Middle East and North Africa, particularly the situation in Libya.
They also discussed Hungary's Presidency of the Council of the European Union, and cooperation between the United Nations and European Union.
They also exchanged views on the situation in the Western Balkans as well as of minorities and migrant workers in the European Union.
The Secretary-General thanked the Prime Minister for briefing him on developments in Hungary.
On Hungary's media law and new constitution, the Secretary-General noted some provisions in both had raised concerns among Hungary's neighbours and elsewhere. He said he hoped the Hungarian Government, as befits its regional and international role, would continue to promote its own reforms and uphold fundamental democratic principles, including freedom of expression.
Readouts on 18 April 2011