May 7, 2019 / 1:32 PM / 3 months ago

Trump will host Hungary's Orban at White House - White House

FILE PHOTO: Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban speaks during a joint news conference with Austria's Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache in Budapest, Hungary, May 6, 2019. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will welcome Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban at the White House on May 13, where they will discuss trade, energy, and national security, the White House said on Tuesday.

Orban is a nationalist leader who has often clashed with the European Union over his anti-immigration campaigns and judicial reforms. He clashed with the administration of former U.S. President Barack Obama, a Democrat, over what critics said was an erosion of democratic values by his government.

Reporting by Makini Brice; Editing by Doina Chiacu

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