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Dec 20, 2017

Hungary's FM pays tribute to those who lost their lives in last year's terrorist attack in Berlin

Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said a terrorist attack committed at a Christmas fair is a clear message that terrorists want to destroy not only our everyday lives, but also our religion and culture

Hungary's foreign minister has paid tribute to those who lost their lives in last year's terrorist attack in Berlin.

Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said a terrorist attack committed at a Christmas fair is a clear message that terrorists want to destroy not only our everyday lives, but also our religion and culture. "They want to annihilate the entire European Christian civilisation," he said.

The minister said that during the Islamist terrorist attack committed last year, 12 citizens from six nations lost their lives, and another 48 were injured at the Christmas fair when an llegal immigrant drove into the crowd.

"Attacks on European Christian civilization form part of a process which must be brought to an end, and therefore every possible action must be taken to combat illegal immigration," Minister Szijjártó pointed out.

The minister highlighted how the Western Balkans was one of the routes through which most illegal immigrants came to Europe. Therefore, one of the most important tasks of the period ahead will be to keep the Western Balkans migration route closed.