Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said that although the international liberal mainstream has attacked Hungary’s stances on a number of issues, the Hungarian government has been repeatedly proven right on the most important issues in recent years.
Speaking at a meeting of Hungarian ambassadors, the foreign minister said this year’s “record-breaking” general election outcome is also a vindication of Hungary’s foreign policy achievements. “We have had to do our job against a strong headwind in recent years, given that our government strategy goes against the international liberal mainstream in a fundamental way,” Minister Szijjártó said. “This means that we obviously cannot hope for any mercy or support in this aspect. Neither do we want any, as we don’t even need it.” Minister Szijjártó said the Hungarian government had been proven right on every single important issue. “It turned out that our positions and decisions that were attacked by the mainstream with elemental force were the correct positions and decisions,” he said. He cited Hungary’s decision to oppose immigration, provide effective coronavirus vaccines irrespective of their country of origin, support investments over offering welfare and stay out of the war in Ukraine as key examples.