FM Cohen set to visit Hungary during European tour next week

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen at a ceremony in the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem, January 2, 2023. (Olivier Fitoussi/ Flash90)
Foreign Minister Eli Cohen at a ceremony in the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem, January 2, 2023. (Olivier Fitoussi/ Flash90)

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen will be heading to Europe next week, stopping in Hungary, Austria, Croatia and Slovakia.

Though the details remain up in the air, there is a possibility that he will meet with Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban. He will meet his Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijjarto.

Orban’s right-wing government has warm ties with Israel’s right and has supported the current government’s bid to overhaul the justice system, which resembles steps Budapest took several years ago.

Cohen will also participate in the a meeting of the Austerlitz format, a regional forum of Austria, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

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