Following talks with Marion Gentges in Stuttgart, the foreign minister revelaed that the new minister of justice and migration of Germany’s Baden-Württemberg province thanked Hungary for protecting the European Union’s external borders and halting illegal migration.
According to MTI, Péter Szijjártó noted that Europe was again under strong migratory pressure. This is being directly felt by the Germans as migrants arriving via Belarus have turned up in Germany or at its borders, he said. Minister Szijjártó and Gentges agreed that the EU should protect its external borders, and solidarity had “several forms” beyond taking in migrants. He called on the EU to change its migration policy to ensure that the bloc can protect itself. “While Brussels keeps the mandatory migrant quotas on the agenda and advocates giving shelter to migrants, as well as handling border protection a human rights issue rather than that of security, we will remain under strong pressure and face tough challenges,” Minister Szijjártó said.
Meanwhile, the foreign ministry said in a statement that Minister Szijjártó highlighted the key role companies in Germany and its Baden-Württemberg province play in “a revolutionary renewal of the automotive industry”, and in Hungary’s emerging role as a sectoral hub. The global automotive market is undergoing “a revolutionary transformation” which has two directions: the development of autonomous vehicles and the broader use of electromobility, he said.
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