Hungary has said that it will continue to protect its territory and Europe from the continuing migrant crisis, it has been revealed.
Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foregin Affiars and Trade, made the remarks during talks with Latvia's Deputy Prime Minister in Riga on Thursday.
“Hungary will always continue to stand by its own position despite international pressure, and will not allow illegal immigrants to set foot on its territory, while by protecting its southern border it will continue to protect Europe, because it regards the security of the country, and through it the security of Europe, as most important," the minister said.
Minister Szijjártó also met with Latvia's minister for Economy Arvils Aseradens, and with foreign minister Edgars Rinkevich.
Latvian members of Parliament signed and issued a declaration in support of Hungary after the European Commission launched infringement proceedings against several countries including Hungary because of their migration policies, MTI reports..
“We agreed that the mandatory quotas are unacceptable and that their implementation cannot be forced into any state, furthermore that the setting up of any kind of mechanism for resettling migrants is also unacceptable," the minister said.