Slovakia’s Prime Minister Eduard Heger has given Viktor Orbán a brand new shawl after his Hungarian counterpart led to controversy
Heger offered the garment to Orbán at a summit for the Visegrad (V4) team leaders in Slovakia on Thursday.
The Hungarian Prime Minister used to be criticised by means of his European neighbours for publicising “Greater Hungary” at a contemporary soccer fit.
A map on his shawl featured the borders of Hungary’s former kingdom — misplaced within the Treaty of Trianon in 1920 — which incorporates modern day Austria, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Ukraine.
The Romanian international ministry accused Orbán of “revisionism” whilst Kyiv demanded an “official apology” from Budapest.
Slovakia’s international minister, Rastislav Kacer, had also referred to as the historic shawl “disgusting.”
“I noticed that Viktor Orbán has an old scarf, so I gave him a new one today,” Heger wrote on Facebook, including that “winter is approaching”.
Orbán additionally shared a picture of himself dressed in the brand new Slovakian shawl along Heger however didn’t straight away deal with the topic.
“Long live Hungarian-Slovak friendship,” he wrote on Twitter.
“The V4 Summit is about to start. I expect a great meeting with [Polish Prime Minister] Mateusz Morawiecki, Eduard Heger, and [Czech Prime Minister] Petr Fiala.”
Orbán had pushed aside complaint in regards to the shawl, arguing that the “Hungarian national football team is the team of all Hungarians, wherever they live”.
The lack of two-thirds of its territory after World War I is thought of as to be a countrywide tragedy by means of a big a part of Hungarian society.
The 4 European nations are anticipated to talk about 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 gatherings over Hungary’s proceeding shut ties with Moscow.
Hungary is the one NATO member — instead of Turkey — which has nonetheless now not ratified the accession of Finland and Sweden into the army alliance.