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Mar 11, 2019

PM’s office publically supports demonstration for the autonomy of the Szeklers

Árpád János Potápi, the state secretary for Hungarians abroad, told MTI that autonomy is the best way to ensure the continued existence of ethnic minorities

The Hungarian Prime Minister’s Office has publically supported a demonstration held on Sunday in Targu Mures (Marosvásárhely), Romania, for the autonomy of the Szeklers, a Hungarian minority in central and western Romania.

Árpád János Potápi, the state secretary for Hungarians abroad, told MTI that autonomy is the best way to ensure the continued existence of ethnic minorities.

The Szekler minority “wants autonomy allowing them to use their mother tongue and national symbols in a way that does not harm majority nationals, nothing more than the rights granted to minorities in many European countries,” he said. The autonomy of Szekler Land is a cause for all Hungarians, he concluded.