Following talks with his Slovenian counterpart Janez Janša yesterday, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said Hungary and Slovenia are among the few economies that were “afflicted” by the pandemic but have emerged stronger from the crisis.
According to MTI, Janša and PM Orbán and Janša signed an agreement on regional crossborder developments in Lendava (Lendva), northeast Slovenia. PM Orbán said the agreement would improve the lives of all citizens of Hungary and Slovenia by stengthening “friendship and alliance” between the two countries. The world is currently facing challenges such as the Russian-Ukrainian conflict and “the changes in world economy in favour of the East against the West”, PM Orbán said. He noted changes in European economy. “A few years ago we thought central European economies were not viable without western Europe. That may still hold today, but now western European economies cannot work without central Europe, either,” he said. Economic power is now more equally distributed, and co-dependency is stronger in the European Union. “We are not troublemakers, merely stronger than we were and conscious of our right to have our voice heard” as much as that of western European countries, he said. The stronger the cooperation among central European countries, the stronger their voice, he said.
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