Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said that over the next four years Slovenia can continue to rely on “open-hearted and sincere cooperation with Hungary” which strives to be mutually advantageous.
During a visit to Lendava in Slovenia on Friday, the prime minister, attending a campaign event of the Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS), said Hungarians have an interest in Slovenians doing well and being a rich and happy people, as that is something that Hungarians will also benefit from.
The prime minister referred to the illegal immigration situation in 2015, predicting that it was only the precursor of what the future holds. Tens of millions aim to travel from Africa to Europe, he said, and they will continue to come for as long as Europe fails to defend itself. “Unless we Europeans focus our attention on this, we may lose our countries,” he said.
PM Orbán stressed the importance of a strong Europe, for peace in Europe and for agreements in the EU that are mutually advantageous.
“We are compassionate, Christian people,” the prime minister said. He added that “we must help, but not by destroying our own countries”. Instead, help must be taken to where it is needed, rather than bringing the problems to Europe, he added.
On behalf of the Fidesz-KDNP party alliance, the prime minister wished the SDS party success in the upcoming Slovenian general election. He urged the party to continue fighting until the last minute because “what must be won are not opinion polls, but the election”.
He thanked the country for having treated Slovenia’s Hungarian minority well in recent years, and he promised that the Hungarians will also treat the Slovenian minority in Hungary with fairness and respect.