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Oct 02, 2017

PM Orbán: The future is written in Hungarian

The prime minister said that maintaining Hungarian communities is one of the precepts of the national mission, which “is to fight to ensure that people can prosper, study in Hungarian, and live as Hungarians in the land of their birth”

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said that the entire Carpathian Basin is on the threshold of the age of national pride and “the future is written in Hungarian”.

The prime minister was speaking at the Protestant Theological Institute in Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca), during the largest Transylvanian event of the jubilee year organized to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

He add that maintaining Hungarian communities is one of the precepts of the national mission, which “is to fight to ensure that people can prosper, study in Hungarian, and live as Hungarians in the land of their birth”.

“Though dispersed and separated by borders, the Hungarians are still the members of a common body," he said. “We are building a unified Hungarian nation that has joint goals and joint tasks, and which now also makes joint decisions”.

PM Orbán said there there is a shared interest in a future in which the relationship between the Romanian and Hungarian nations is balanced, and in which the rights of Hungarians are also recognized.

“It is in our mutual interest to have a future in which the closure of a school can only be a malfunction in the system and some kind of mistake, and not a normal feature of life," he said. “It is in our mutual interest to have a future in which no Hungarian or Romanian community can be stripped of its right to study in its own language. It is in our mutual interest to have a future in which a rising Hungary is linked to an emerging Romania; a future in which the countries of the Visegrád Group, which are the motors of the European economy, are linked to Romania," he added.

The prime minister added that after years of decline and confinement, there will now follow an era of growth, prosperity and expansion, "an era of heads held high and national pride – not only in Hungary, but throughout the entire Carpathian Basin; and in this task Protestant congregations are the Hungarian nation’s forward garrisons. Your task will be to gather together your families at your posts and tell them that the future will be written in Hungarian”.