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Orbán meets with Brazil's Bolsonaro in Budapest

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Photo by MTI/Prime Minister's Press Office/Vivien Cher Benko

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán met with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in Budapest on Thursday, state news wire MTI reports.

At a joint press conference after the meeting, Orbán said that Hungary recently acquired two military transport jets from Brazil. He added that the sides have agreed to expand their cooperation in the defense sector.

Brazil welcomes Hungarian investments, he said. 

Orbán acknowledged Bolsonaro's efforts to "maintain the peace", arriving in Budapest after a summit in Moscow.  

He noted that 504 Brazilians are studying at Hungarian universities, half on scholarship.

Bolsonaro said his visit to Budapest offers a chance to deepen ties between the two countries in areas such as economy.

Before the press conference, agreements were signed on cooperation in the areas of defense, water management, and humanitarian activities.

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