Hungary PM: strong diplomatic ties with Russia, Germany a priority

February 4, 2015 11:31 PM

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Hungary PM: strong diplomatic ties with Russia, Germany a priority

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Wednesday that his main foreign policy goal was maintaining good ties with Russia and Germany, adding that the United States was an important partner but not the central focus of foreign policy.

A maverick leader whose warm relations with Moscow have irked European and American partners at a time of escalating conflicts in Ukraine, Orban said he sought Hungarian interests first, even in alliances such as the European Union or NATO.

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