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Mar 22, 2017

Hungarian government has "always stood on the foundations of law"

“The Hungarian government will not change its policies despite the pressure it is being put under; to us, Hungary comes first," Hungary's foreign minister said

The Hungarian government will not bow to international pressure to change its migration policy, Hungary's foreign minister has said.

"The government will not change its policies despite the pressure it is being put under; to us, Hungary comes first," Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade has said. 

The comments come in response to a "letter from foreign opinion leaders" to Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. The minister said that he would like to make it clear that "the Hungarian government has always stood on the foundations of law, whether with regard to stopping illegal immigration or the transparency of organisations that operate using foreign funding”.

“We regard it as unacceptable that organizations that operate using foreign monies want to interfere in Hungarian internal politics while operating in a non-transparent manner and without making public who funds them and who’s interests they represent," he explained.

“These organizations “are spreading lies about Hungary and about border guards who are doing a fine job defending our country’, and behind these organizations is George Soros," he added.

The foreign minister also pointed out that in the United States, Republican senators had asked the secretary of State to launch an investigation into George Soros’s influence attempts.

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