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Aug 12, 2019

House Speaker: Hungary wants to prosper with its neighbors

The House Speaker said Hungarians are still the most populous people and Hungary the most populous country in the Carpathian Basin, with Hungarian being the most widely spoken language.

The House Speaker has said that Hungary wants both itself and its neighbors to be strong nation states capable of guaranteeing national dignity and economic prosperity to their native and minority communities.

Addressing the 23rd meeting of the so-called Szent Király Alliance comprising settlements in the Carpathian Basin with “Szentistván” and “Szentkirály” in their Hungarian name, Speaker of Parliament László Kövér said Hungarians know that economic, transport, logistics and cultural cooperation was the only way forward for central and eastern European countries today.

Kövér said progress today cannot be achieved through the movement of borders, exclusivity by majority native populations, the falsification of history or acts of provocation meant to intimidate others groups.

“Ignoring this lesson will mean all countries and nations of the central European region will end up on the losing side of history,” Kövér said. He noted that over the course of its history, Hungary had gone through many battles and events after which its future seemed uncertain “but it was always capable of a rebirth”. Kövér attributed this to King St. Stephen laying Hungary’s foundations on solid ground some 1,000 years ago, and making Hungary a part of Christian Europe.

“By our best intentions, this has been reflected in Hungary’s state policy since 2010,” he said. The speaker added that it was thanks to St. Stephen that after a millennium, Hungarians are still the most populous people and Hungary the most populous country in the Carpathian Basin, with Hungarian being the most widely spoken language.

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