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Jan 24, 2020

PM Orbán shines a light on Christian-Muslim relations

PM Orbán said Christian democratic parties have a good chance of establishing cooperation with moderate Islamic parties.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said Christian democratic parties have a good chance of establishing cooperation with moderate Islamic parties. The prime minister made the remarks during an executive meeting of the Centrist Democrat International (CDI) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

“When I was here for a visit a few years ago, I discovered a party that thinks along the same lines as Fidesz; it was very inspiring,” the prime minister said.

Referring to the event’s host, the National Awakening Party (PKB), the prime minister, who is also a vice president of the a Christian democratic political formation, said he became curious to learn what it means, how it works in terms of political philosophy, if you are not Christian but Muslim.

“It is very instructive and interesting that an Islamic movement like yours is presenting itself on the political scene,” he said. For me, this raises two questions: One is what the future of Christianity and the future of Islam will be? The other is whether we can live side by side, as we used to, which worked excellently.

PM Orbán added that it was important for politicians and decision-makers to maintain relations on the highest, political level and to build relations on a more “philosophical level”.

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