Category: Peter Pellegrini

Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia to Hold Summit in Jerusalem

Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia, are set to hold the first overseas Visegrád summit in Jerusalem, Israel, this month. Media reports that the event is supposed to take place between the 18th and 19th of February with the spokesmen for the governments of the Czech Republic and Slovakia confirming to Agence France-Presse that Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini will be attending. The last meeting between the central European countries’ four leaders and right-wing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took place at the Visegrád summit in July 2017 in Budapest, Hungary, where Mr Netanyahu thanked Hungary for “standing up for Israel time and again.” Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán recently met with Mr Netanyahu during a highly-successful trip in July to Jerusalem, where the Israeli hailed the central European as a “true friend of Israel.” The planned summit is likely to be seen by Brussels as a snub to official European Union policy, which rejects suggestions the bloc should recognise Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel and demands a “two-state solution” with an “independent” Palestine. President Donald J. Trump made history when in December 2017 he announced the United States would recognise Jerusalem as the capital of

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