Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said "international organizations" were "starting to totally lose their sanity on migration".
Attending a meeting of NATO's eastern member states focusing on the issue of migration in Tallinn, the minister said it was high time for “straight talk” on the importance of border controls for every single country that has come under the pressure of migration. He said central Europe faced serious security threats from migration and the “increasingly dangerous and irrational position” of the United Nations and the European Union — which, he added, was almost as bad as migration itself.
As well as coming into the EU from the south, migrants are arriving from the east, he said, adding that Poland and the Baltic states were under the same physical conditions that Hungary has faced since 2015. He called on the EU and UN to take a clear stance against illegal migration in light of “the usual security and cultural risks”, as well as Covid-related risks and potential terrorism. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees’ suggestion that Latvia should take in anyone turning up at its borders and guarantee them the right to apply for asylum was, he said, “astonishing”. He said it was expected that the EU admit “aggressive” people, who were unwilling to “accept our rules of conduct or laws”.
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