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Apr 07, 2018

PM Orbán: Hungary and Poland share a common goal to build and defend their homeland of Central Europe as national and Christian

The prime minister called for “more respect for Poland, more respect for Hungary!”

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said that Hungary and Poland share a common goal to build and defend their homeland of Central Europe as national and Christian.

During his speech at the unveiling of a memorial to the former Polish President Lech Kaczyński and the other victims of the Smolensk tragedy in 2010, the prime minister said that the two nations want a Central Europe that “cannot be divided up at the negotiating table,” which can never be excluded from the decisions affecting it, which does not allow itself to be intimidated or lectured to, where the nations stand up for each other, where it is self-evident that they decide who they allow into their territories, and where “we live according to our own laws and justice”.

“We believe in the power of unity," the prime minister said and the memorial now being inaugurated sends the message that the nations preserve the memory of Katyn and Smolensk, and that they will build and preserve the Central Europe which the victims of those tragedies dreamt of.

The prime minister called for “more respect for Poland, more respect for Hungary!”

He added that in the future Poland can continue to count on Hungary, just as it has done in the past. Poland is Central Europe's leading country, he said, and this Central Europe is also the future of the Hungarians. When Poland is attacked politically, Central Europe is attacked, and therefore Hungary is also attacked.

PM Orbán said that twenty-seven years ago he also thought that Europe would be the future of their countries, but now he sees that “we are the future of Europe”.

He observed that there are some mysterious things in life, such as friendship and friendship between peoples. There is no need to understand this, he stated, but only to allow Hungarian-Polish friendship, which is nourished from deep reserves, “to simply embrace us and take us forward into the future”.