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Nov 14, 2018

Hungary’s foreign minister pays tribute to Poland in touching speech to mark the regaining of the Polish nation’s independence

“Hungary and Poland are still linked by true friendship today; the two countries can count, and have always been able to count, on each other’s unconditional support,” the foreign minister said

Hungary’s foreign minister has paid tribute to the nation’s true friend Poland in a touching speech to mark the regaining of the Polish nation’s independence.

“Hungary and Poland are still linked by true friendship today; the two countries can count, and have always been able to count, on each other’s unconditional support,” Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said.

During his speech at the event held in the Museum of Fine Art in Budapest, Minister Szijjártó highlighted that Hungarians and Poles know what it means to fight for their freedom, and this is why they are able to value their freedom, and “we indeed insist on it in all circumstances”.

The foreign minister said he represents a nation that has fought for its freedom on many occasions during the course of its history, which “with a little exaggeration was always about the fight for freedom”, which appreciates and values freedom, and which is “a true nation of freedom fighters”.

“The same is true of Poland,” he said.

The foreign minister noted that Poland gained its independence a hundred years ago, and the Hungarians have always played their part in Poland’s wars of independence.

“Today, both peoples can state that they are free, both countries are independent, but the storms of history have still not subsided today, and in fact “the waves are getting increasingly high,” he said.

During the event, Minister of Justice László Trócsányi and Mayor of Budapest István Tarlós were presented with the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland.

Chairman of Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee Zsolt Németh and Chairman of the European Affairs Committee Richárd Hörcsik, were awarded the Knight’s Cross.