V4 defence minister meeting cancelled after Czech and Polish officials announce boycott

A meeting of Visegrad Four defence ministers in Budapest has been cancelled after Czech Minister of Defence Jana Černochová and her Polish counterpart Mariusz Błaszczak announced that they will not be taking part, news site iDnes.cz reported on Tuesday. The meeting was set to take place on Wednesday.

The Czech and Polish defence ministers refused to take part in the meeting due to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s relationship with Russia, the news site writes.

The Visegrad Four is composed of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.