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Sep 25, 2017

Hungary and Poland in agreement on the V4, immigration, security, Brexit and the economy

PM Orbán made it clear that “we accept the decision of immigrant countries to become immigrant countries. We ask them to accept that we do not want to become one”

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán held succesful talks with Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło in Warsaw on Friday. The two leaders discussed the migrant crisis, Hungary's V4 presidency, Brexit and the economy.

After their meeting, PM Orbán made it clear that “we accept the decision of immigrant countries to become immigrant countries. We ask them to accept that we do not want to become one”.

While Prime Minister Szydło confirmed the joint standpoint of Warsaw and Budapest on key issues such as security and addressing the migration crisis.

“The path that our governments have chosen to deal with illegal immigration has proven to be correct," she said. “We acknowledge the decisions of Europe’s courts, but the main criterion must continue to be our citizens’ security," she said in relation to the recent ruling of the European Court of Justice on the migrant quota case.

PM Szydło also stated that Hungary and Poland share the same standpoint on Brexit, the 2020–2026 EU budget and the EU’s single market.

Prime Minister Szydło also expressed her thanks for Hungary's V4 presidency being “intensive and good”, adding that the success of the Hungarian presidency will be “a success for us all”.