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Sep 22, 2017

Hungary's FM: V4 and United States are natural allies

“Despite pressure from the EU, the Visegrád Group is unified with regard to the fact that illegal immigration is a bad thing, and we must protect our citizens from its effects as determinedly as possible," Hungary's foreign minister said

Hungary's foreign minister has said that the Visegrád Group (V4) and the United States are natural allies, during a forum in Washington.

Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, made the remarks following the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) event in the United States this week.

“In the extremely heated and major debates on the future of the European Union it is Central Europe, and within it the Visegrád Group, that represents common sense," he said. "It is the economic and security policies that are based on this that have resulted in the fact that “we can now state without any exaggeration that Central Europe is the safest region Europe”, and that it is this region that serves as the engine for European economic growth," the minister added.

“All this is thanks to the rational politics with regard to which the Central European region and the current U.S. administration have very much in common," he said.

The minister also highighted how both the United States and the countries of Central Europe are focusing on the security of their own country and their own citizens, and are practicing a strongly patriotic economic policy, in addition to which they also agree on important geopolitical issues.

“The current administration of the United States and the countries of Central Europe are all centered around the security of their own country and own citizen, “in contrast to the European Union’s hypocritical policy, which is bringing danger to Europe," the minister added.

“It is a ‘fundamental truth’ for both the American administration and the countries of the Visegrád Group that the duty and responsibility of the state and the government is to guarantee the security of its own country and the safety of its own citizens," he said.

“Despite pressure from the EU, the Visegrád Group is unified with regard to the fact that illegal immigration is a bad thing, and we must protect our citizens from its effects as determinedly as possible," the minister added.