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17:26  07 may  2019
17:26  07 may  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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BUDAPEST — Across rural Hungary , Prime Minister Viktor Orban dominates the media landscape. His allies control the major regional newspapers, which provide supportive coverage of Mr. Orban ’ s anti-immigrant agenda and his methodical erosion of the country’ s democratic checks and balances.

Trump to host Hungary's Orban at White House next week© Getty Images Trump to host Hungary's Orban at White House next week

President Trump will host Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban next week, the White House announced Tuesday.

Orban, a vocal and early supporter of Trump, will meet with the president next Monday. The two will discuss improving cooperation on trade, energy and cybersecurity.

"As the leaders of NATO Allies, they will also explore opportunities to meet the many national security responsibilities of their two countries and will celebrate Hungary's 20th anniversary as a NATO member," the White House said in a statement.

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The leader of the right-wing Fidesz party, Orban was among the first major European leaders to voice support for Trump's White House bid in 2016.

Orban won a third term as prime minister last year after he campaigned against immigration and demonized Muslims. He previously served as prime minister from 1998 to 2002.

He has drawn criticism from international watchdogs who have raised concerns about the erosion of democratic norms in Hungary under his government.

The Hungarian prime minister will be the latest foreign leader to meet with Trump at the White House in recent weeks. The president has hosted the Slovak prime minister, the head of NATO and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over the last month.

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