Slovak Prime Minister Eduard Heger gave Viktor Orbán a brand new scarf after his Hungarian counterpart sparked controversy
Heger introduced the garment to Orbán on Thursday at a Visegrad (V4) group leaders summit in Slovakia.
The Hungarian prime minister has been criticized by his European neighbors for promoting “Higher Hungary” at a latest soccer match.
A map on his scarf confirmed the borders of the previous Hungarian kingdom – misplaced within the Treaty of Trianon in 1920 – which incorporates present-day Austria, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Ukraine.
The Romanian international ministry accused Orbán of “revisionism” whereas Kyiv demanded an “official apology” from Budapest.
Even the Slovak International Minister, Rastislav Kacer, had known as the historic scarf “disgusting”.
“I seen that Viktor Orbán has an previous scarf, so I gave him a brand new one at the moment,” Heger he wrote on Fbincluding that “winter is approaching”.
Orbán additionally shared a picture of himself carrying the brand new Slovakian scarf subsequent to Heger, however did not instantly handle the difficulty.
“Lengthy stay the Hungarian-Slovak friendship”, hey he wrote on Twitter.
“The V4 Summit is about to begin. I count on a fantastic assembly with [Polish Prime Minister] Mateusz Morawiecki, Eduard Heger e [Czech Prime Minister] Peter Fiala”.
Orbán had dismissed criticism of the headscarf, arguing that “the Hungarian nationwide soccer crew is the crew of all Hungarians, wherever they stay.”
The lack of two thirds of its territory after the First World Struggle is taken into account a nationwide tragedy by a lot of Hungarian society.
The 4 European nations are anticipated to debate international coverage and sanctions following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February.
The assembly in Kosice would be the first in months after Czech delegates boycotted earlier V4 conferences over Hungary’s continued shut ties with Moscow.
Hungary is the one NATO member, aside from Turkey, which has not but ratified the accession of Finland and Sweden to the navy alliance.