Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban met with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin in Beijing on Oct. 17, Orban posted on Facebook.
"Today, everyone in Europe is concerned with one question: will there be a ceasefire in Ukraine," Orban captioned a photo of the meeting.
"For us Hungarians, the most important thing is that the influx of refugees, the sanctions and the conflict ends," he added.
During the meeting, Putin said he was glad that relations with many European countries, including Hungary, "are being preserved and developed."
Orban told Putin in response that his government is interested in continuing economic cooperation with Russia "as long as this is possible," according to the Kremlin.
Neither Putin nor Orban explicitly mentioned Ukraine, instead referring to the difficult "situation" in Europe.
Orban and Putin are in China's capital for the Belt and Road Forum, which starts on Oct. 17.
The two-day forum intends to highlight the successes of the Belt and Road Initiative, China's global infrastructure project that aims to connect trade and investment along what was once Silk Road routes.
Orban is the only leader from the European Union to attend the summit. Despite Hungary being a member of the EU and NATO, Orban's government has maintained ties with both Russia and China.
Orban met with Chinese leader Xi Jinping earlier on Oct. 17, while Putin is set to meet Xi on Oct. 18.