Erdogan in Hungary
A joint press conference featuring Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban was held in Budapest related to the two countries’ high-level strategic cooperation council. During the meeting, Orban indicated that Hungary would be pleased to join the Turkish project to restore Syria.
Orban said that he and Erdoğan had discussed various projects in Syria such as Turkey’s security zone in the north-east, noting that Hungary is on board with all of the efforts.
Elections in Spain
For the fourth time in four years, Spain held parliamentary elections this Sunday, November 10. Acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez of the Socialist Workers’ Party had called for new elections after the popular will of April 2019 failed to smooth rival parties’ differences.
The Socialists’ traditional rival is the conservative People’s Party headed by Pablo Casado. Casado voted at a polling station in one of the central districts of Madrid.
Meeting between Moon Jae-In and Shinzo Abe
The President of the Republic of Korea, Moon Jae-In, and the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, held an 11-minute face-to-face meeting on November 4 on the margins of the ASEAN Summit. The conversation was held in a friendly but serious atmosphere, the sides agreeing on the importance of bilateral relations.
The leaders confirmed the importance of solving problems through dialogue and discussed their hope for a plan to achieve real progress in relations through official channels.