During a state visit to Praia in Cape Verde, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said Hungary and the African country are linked by their Christian cultures.
PM Orbán visited Cape Verde as part of a two-day official visit, where he and his delegation met Ulisses Correia e Silva, the prime minister, Olavo Correia, the deputy PM and finance minister, and Foreign Minister Luis Filipe Tavares.
The prime minister highlighted that he and Correia e Silva are both deputy leaders of the Centrist Democrat International (CDI). The prime minister said that when he and Correia e Silva met in Budapest, they realised that “the Christian culture we grew up in allows us to have a similar view of the world, despite being thousands of kilometres apart”.
PM Orbán highlighted that it is rare nowadays for a country to openly identify as Christian. “This is banned in Europe,” he said, adding that “we can’t talk about questions of identity there; it’s a different world.”