Serious security preparations are taking place in connection with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Budapest, said Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto here on Friday at a press conference.
The Russian president is coming to Hungary on Monday Aug 28th, basically because of the opening ceremony of the Judo World Championships, Szijjarto added.
A judoka himself since his early childhood, Putin is Honorary President of the International Judo Federation.
In addition to the opening ceremony of the World Championships, Putin will have a working meeting with Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Szijjarto declared.
The visit will take only about a half day, including the opening ceremony of the World Championships and the visit to the Hungarian Parliament. Details about possible press events are still under elaboration with the Russian presidential office, Szijjarto concluded.
The Russian President’s visit to Budapest will be secured by the Anti-Terrorism Center (TEK), with the protection level deemed necessary by his security service, Szijjarto explained.