Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said Slovakia’s ethnic Hungarian Alliance party performed well in the country’s election despite an “incredible headwind” and achieved the best results of the past decade and a half.
Minister Szijjártó told a joint press conference with Alliance leader Krisztián Forró in Bratislava on Tuesday that the results also made it clear which political force truly represented ethnic Hungarians in Slovakia. “Comparing the 4.4% with the combined 0.3% received by the other two parties clearly answers the question which some artificially keep open,” he said. “We will count on joint work with Alliance in developing Hungarian-Slovak cooperation and we will also count on cooperation with Alliance when preparing proposals to improve the situation of ethnic Hungarians in Slovakia,” he added. The government considers ethnic Hungarians a link and resource in terms of bilateral relations between the two countries, he said.