Justice Minister Judit Varga said it is important to have responsible governments in place on both sides of the Hungarian-Serbian border to ensure that “our countries can progress in a secure way”.
Speaking in Subotica (Szabadka), in northern Serbia, to mark the anniversary of the outbreak of Hungary’s 1848/49 revolution and freedom fight, the justice minister said stability and unity are needed most in a crisis situation as much as “we need our community to represent the interests of Hungarians as a priority and that we put aside our conflicts and focus on what’s most important, namely preserving the security of the Carpathian Basin”. “Hungarians support peace,” she said.
Speaking about Hungarian-Serbian relations, Minister Varga said they had been at their peak. “The two nations have begun to build a common future and Serbia and Hungary will be together the winners of that common future,” she said, welcoming that the Serbian government regarded the Hungarian community in Vojvodina “a national resort”. Varga said that the war in Ukraine had shown the need for Europe to strengthen its capabilities and independence in the international arena. “This cannot happen without a strong central Europe, and this requires Serbia’s accession to the EU,” she said.
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