Regarding Israel’s war against Hamas, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said Hungary supported Israel’s right to self-defense as well as actions aimed at making sure a terrorist attack similar to the one committed on Oct 7 by Hamas “never happens again”.
Speaking ahead of a two-day European Union summit, the prime minister added that humanitarian aid must get to where it is needed. Israel and Egypt, PM Orbán noted, are located in the Mediterranean region, and if either became unstable Europe would be on the receiving end of waves of migration. To avoid this, Israel and Egypt must be stabilized since the region’s stability was in Europeans’ interests, he said. Responding to a question about Georgia, PM Orbán said that hopefully, the EU summit would adopt a final communique in support of granting the country candidate status.