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Dec 18, 2017

PM Orbán thanks Hungarians for giving him the strength to protect Hungary's sovereignty at EU summit

In a Facebook video message, the prime minister wished “every citizen of Hungary a beautiful Advent season, and a blessed, peaceful and merry Christmas”

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has thanked the Hungarian people for giving him the strength to protect Hungary's sovereignty during the recent EU summit.

“I would like to thank Hungarians who took part in the national consultation for having lent their strength to us and to me personally, and for having enabled me at this summit – in particular, during late Thursday night – to successfully ward off the attacks which came within an inch of infringing Hungary’s sovereignty," the prime minister said.

He said that during the summit he prevented aliens from being resettled in Hungary. In order to foil this attempt, we needed the concordant will of millions of Hungarians. "Thank you all," he added.

During the summit, the prime minister highlighted that EU leaders agreed on the so-called external issues of migration, such as the protection of the borders and the stopping of migrants outside the borders, but there is still no agreement on the issues of resettlement and immigration.

“The good news is that we agreed on the so-called external issues of migration: protection of the borders and stopping migrants outside the borders. The bad news is that we still disagree on the issues of resettlement and immigration," he said.

In a Facebook video message, the prime minister wished “every citizen of Hungary a beautiful Advent season, and a blessed, peaceful and merry Christmas”.