Johnson hosts Orban at Downing Street

Upon Orban's arrival at Downing Street, reporters shouted questions at Johnson regarding the Hungarian leader's controversial comments on Islam and migrants, as well as his perceived pro-Russia stance.

A maverick nationalist who has locked horns with the EU over a perceived erosion of democratic standards in Hungary and rows over immigration, Orban is currently working to build a new conservative alliance within Europe.

Ahead of the meeting, Orban told public radio that Hungary missed Britain's presence within the EU and bilateral ties needed to be strengthened.

British business minister Kwasi Kwarteng told broadcasters earlier on Friday (May 28) that while he does not endorse Orban's anti-immigrant views of Viktor Orban, it was "completely reasonable" to build relations with remaining EU members.

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