Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has arrived in Georgia with his wife, Aniko Levai.
The Georgian government announced that Orban will hold a meeting with Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, followed by a meeting of the Georgian-Hungarian intergovernmental commission and a “memorandum signing ceremony.”
Garibashvili and Orban are expected to make joint statements for the media.
Orban informed journalists about his visit last week, claiming he is the most devoted supporter of Georgia’s European integration. The Hungarian prime minister said that he would come to Georgia to show his support for it.
“It is totally unfair that you are not promised that you will become [an EU member], because you have done a good job. We need you very much,” Orban said.
Asked by a journalist why Georgia was denied candidate status last year, Orban said it was because of the “selfishness” of EU leaders:
“The leaders are selfish. They don’t want to let you in and give you the financial resources you need… which is totally unfair to your country, so we have to share what we have because we need you, you have a strategic position,” he stated.