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Jul 09, 2019

PM Orbán builds relations with Estonia

Estonia's Deputy PM considers Hungary and the Visegrad cooperation as examples promoting important European values in debates on the future of the community.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán held talks with Mart Helme, Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister of Estonia, in Budapest on Monday.

According to MTI, the Estonian Deputy PM said Estonia’s Conservative People’s Party, of which Helme is head, considers Hungary and the Visegrad cooperation as examples promoting important European values in debates on the future of the community.

PM Orbán and Helme agreed that supporting national economies, culture, and education, as well as protecting Christian culture and ensuring effective protection to the EU’s external borders were important priorities.

Both parties also noted that immigration policy should be made more stringent and European families required support in order to resolve demographic problems.

Meanwhile, Katalin Novák, the State Secretary for Family and Youth Affairs, held talks with Estonian Interior Minister Mart Helme where it was determined that Hungary and Estonia both aim to create a strong Europe comprising strong member states.

Novák said the issue of migration is a priority for both countries, adding that Helme, who also serves as deputy prime minister, will also be briefed on Hungarian border protection measures during his visit.

The Minister concluded that Estonia, like Hungary, answers the demographic challenges facing Europe with a strong family policy.

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