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Netanyahu to host Hungarian, Czech counterparts to discuss COVID cooperation

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, left, speaks with Czech Republic's Prime Minister Andrej Babis during a meeting of the Visegrad Group on the sidelines of an EU summit in Brussels on Dec. 14, 2017. (Olivier Hoslet, Pool Photo via AP)
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, left, speaks with Czech Republic's Prime Minister Andrej Babis during a meeting of the Visegrad Group on the sidelines of an EU summit in Brussels on Dec. 14, 2017. (Olivier Hoslet, Pool Photo via AP)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will host his Hungarian and Czech counterparts Viktor Orbán and Andrej Babiš in Israel to discuss policies for combating the pandemic, Reuters reports.

“The main topic of the meeting will be the effort to curb the pandemic,” Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s press chief says in a statement.

Last week Israel, Austria and Denmark said they would set up a joint research and development fund with Israel after their premiers visited the Jewish state to view the success of the country’s vaccine drive and how it is reopening the economy.

Both Hungary and the Czech Republic have been hit hard in recent weeks by the pandemic.

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