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Visiting British PM says he agrees with Orbán on refugees

After their meeting in Budapest today, British Prime Minister David Cameron said he agrees with Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán that the European Union needs to maintain strong external borders during the current “migration crisis”.

British Prime Minister David Cameron, left, and his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orbán, at their joint press conference in Budapest, today. (Photo: MTI/Szilárd Koszticsák)

At a joint press conference in Budapest, Cameron said other topics covered in the meeting included ties with Russia.

Cameron praised Hungary’s “very successful economy” and low unemployment numbers, and maintaned that the economic ties of the two countries are excellent. He also said that the EU has to make sure that member states that are not in the eurozone – including Hungary and the U.K. – have the same economic opportunities as eurozone countries.

The prime ministers both said at the press conference that they want a strong and competitive Europe. Orbán added that he is not satisfied with the continent’s current level of competitiveness.

Orbán also used the opportunity to point out that approximately 700 British companies employ almost 50,000 Hungarians.

Following the press conference, Cameron was to conclude his half-day visit to this country by meeting with Hungarian President János Áder.