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Feb 22, 2018

Hungary expects a tough battle over the UN migration document, says government spokesperson

Speaking on Kossuth Radio’s “180 Minutes” program, Kovács pointed out that Hungary has several natural allies in Central Europe and will do what's best for the country and the region

Hungary is expecting a tough battle over the UN migration document, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács has said.

Speaking on Kossuth Radio’s “180 Minutes” program, Kovács pointed out that Hungary has several natural allies in Central Europe and will do what's best for the country and the region.

In opposition to the “clearly pro-migration” approach of the UN, Hungary is consistently representing a policy of border protection and the rejection of migration, he said.

“The past two and a half to three years have shown that the nations and states of Central Europe, with similar historical experiences behind them, have a different approach to these issues than Western Europe states, which have to all intents and purposes become immigrant countries," Kovács said.

“During this time we have succeeded in assuring that the world listens to this voice”, he said, adding that: “Political changes in Europe make it inevitable that the criteria put forward by Hungary will also appear in other states," he added.