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Mar 12, 2020

Foreign minister strengthens Hungary's ties with Estonia

Following talks with his Estonian counterpart Urmas Reinsalu, the foreign minister said that “both countries reject illegal migration and plans to change the European population”.

During an official visit to Tallinn, the foreign minister has strengthened Hungary's ties with Estonia.

Péter Szijjártó, Minster of Foreign Affairs and Trade, told MTI that ties between Hungary and Estonia are based on mutual interests and shared values. He said the two governments see eye-to-eye concerning global and European challenges.

Following talks with his Estonian counterpart Urmas Reinsalu, Minister Szijjártó said that “both countries reject illegal migration and plans to change the European population”.

The two governments have set up an early warning mechanism to prevent the United Nations from integrating its global migration compact into international law. “Regrettably, there are clandestine endeavors to do so,” he said.

“We also agree that Europe must be protected; we stand ready to fight for the preservation of our own way of life, national identity, as well as religious, cultural and historical heritage,” he said.

Both Hungary and Estonia see the situation at the Turkey-Greece border as a serious security challenge, Minister Szijjártó said, adding that Greece must fulfil its obligations to protect the EU’s external borders.

During the talks, the two ministers also signed a cooperation agreement to jointly support persecuted Christian communities in the Middle East, mainly in Jordan.

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