The foreign minister said Hungary will be able to remain successful even in a broad international crisis environment.
In his address to the annually-organized Tranzit festival in Tihany, at Lake Balaton, Péter Szijjártó said that in the face of great troubles around the world when circumstances of a recession are prevalent in Europe, Hungary has had a track record of 12 years of successful government strategy and policies. Hungary has successfully enforced its national interests and the country’s manoeuvring space has been continually increasing, he added. Szijjártó said that following the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, a new dimension of life developed in Hungary, Europe and in the world. A wave of migrants followed within days and questions emerged, such as whether Hungary would supply weapons and allow the transport of weapons through its territory or not. There were even some who had not excluded sending Hungarian soldiers to Ukraine and one had to “keep a clear head” even at NATO meetings, he said. Then came the election campaign, with its focus shifting from social and economic policy issues to war and peace.
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