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May 28, 2020

Hungary and Poland's show of solidarity over coronavirus pandemic

The foreign minister has said Hungary and Poland will continue “giving each other every assistance” in debates around “finding a response to challenges of a new world order emerging after the (coronavirus) epidemic”.

 

The foreign minister has said Hungary and Poland will continue “giving each other every assistance” in debates around “finding a response to challenges of a new world order emerging after the (coronavirus) epidemic”.

Following talks with his Polish counterpart Jacek Czaputowicz, Péter Szijjártó said that both the Hungarian and the Polish governments have recently been the targets of “baseless charges and attacks” but the two countries could rely on each other “in these difficult times”. Hungary and Poland are “not only friends but strategic allies” and have similar positions on “dilemmas in global politics,” Minister Szijjártó said.

The foreign minister spoke highly of the central European countries for their handling of the coronavirus epidemic, and said that those states had been able to control the situation and keep the number of cases low. Central Europe is in the focus of Hungary’s foreign policy, and further strengthening cooperation is in its national interest, he said.

Minister Szijjártó and Czaputowicz agreed that the European Union’s cohesion funding should not be cut in the next cycle and made a commitment to the EU’s further enlargement. They saw eye to eye concerning the necessity of fighting illegal migration, and shared a position against any migrant distribution mechanism in Europe, Minister Szijjártó said.

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