Trump to host Hungary's Orbán at White House next week

Trump to host Hungary's Orbán at White House next week
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpChasten Buttigieg: 'I've been dealing with the likes of Rush Limbaugh my entire life' Lawmakers paint different pictures of Trump's 'opportunity zone' program We must not turn our heads from the effects of traumatic brain injuries MORE will host Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán next week, the White House announced Tuesday.

Orbán, a vocal and early supporter of Trump, will meet with the president next Monday. The two will discuss improving cooperation on trade, energy and cybersecurity.


"As the leaders of NATO Allies, they will also explore opportunities to meet the many national security responsibilities of their two countries and will celebrate Hungary’s 20th anniversary as a NATO member," the White House said in a statement.

The leader of the right-wing Fidesz party, Orbán was among the first major European leaders to voice support for Trump's White House bid in 2016.

Orbán won a third term as prime minister last year after he campaigned against immigration and demonized Muslims. He previously served as prime minister from 1998 to 2002.

He has drawn criticism from international watchdogs who have raised concerns about the erosion of democratic norms in Hungary under his government. 

The Hungarian prime minister will be the latest foreign leader to meet with Trump at the White House in recent weeks. The president has hosted the Slovak prime minister, the head of NATO and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over the last month.