Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has congratulated Norbert Hofer on his election as the leader of Austria’s Freedom Party (FPO).
“I trust that strategic cooperation between [ruling] Fidesz and the Austrian Freedom Party … will continue in the future, and we can maintain friendly ties based on mutual confidence and Christian-Conservative values,” PM Orbán wrote in a letter to Hofer.
The Prime Minsiter said that Europe, including Austria and Hungary, faced major challenges such as Europe’s “diminishing role in the global economy” and “the threat of migration endangering our borders”.
Hofer won 98 percent of the votes at a party congress in Graz last weekend.
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