Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has asked Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić to consider releasing the three Kosovan policemen apprehended in Serbian territory last week.
PM Orbán told a press conference after a meeting of Hungarian and Serbian heads of state and government in Palić, in northern Serbia, that Hungary was paying close attention to the situation in Kosovo, and “sees the harm suffered by Serbs.” PM Orbán called it unacceptable that the international community should recognize an election as legitimate with a mere 4% turnout. At the same time, he said that releasing the policemen “would help Serbia’s position in international politics.” Vučić responded that the issue was in the hands of Serbia’s judiciary system. Regarding the two countries' relations, PM Orbán said: “As soon as Hungary and Serbia realized that they cannot be held hostage by history, their relations started developing”. “A defining topic globally today is who is not cooperating with whom and why. Decoupling and de-risking are the dominant words of international politics. We are setting a good example by striving to cooperate with as many countries as possible, rather than talking about who we do not want to work with,” PM Orbán said.