I don’t think that Orbán will be the best mediator for us with other EU states regarding the candidate status – as an ally of Russia, he is quite isolated in the EU today, Lelo MP Salome Samadashvili told journalists, thus responding to the visit of the Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orbán to Georgia.
Samadashvili clained that Orbán is Putin’s ally and the only leader in the European Union, who from time to time tries to block aid to Ukraine, as well as sanctions against Russia.
“Orbán is Putin’s main and, I would say, only ally within the EU. You know that Orbán is the only leader in the EU, who time and time tries to block aid to Ukraine, as well as sanctions against Russia. It is very significant that the “Russian Dream” government has its only friend in the EU, who is also a friend of Vladimir Putin.
I would also like to say that the granting of candidate status to Georgia should be decided by a political decision, because the important demands of the EU have not been fulfilled. The report of the Venice Commission confirmed that no reforms were carried out. I don’t think that Orbán will be the best mediator for us with other EU states in this decision considering that he is quite isolated in the EU today as a representative of the government allied with Russia,” said Samadashvili.
For information, the Hungarian Prime Minister arrived in Georgia with his wife, Aniko Levai on October 10. 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.