“The countries of the Visegrád Group (V4) and the United States are natural allies”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said on Thursday in Washington.
At a forum organised by the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), Mr. Szijjártó stressed: “In the extremely heated and major debates on the future of the European Union it is Central Europe, and within it the Visegrád Group, that represents common sense”, and it is the economic and security policies that are based on this that have resulted in the fact that “we can now state without any exaggeration that Central Europe is the safest region Europe”, and that it is this region that serves as the engine for European economic growth.
“All this is thanks to the rational politics with regard to which the Central European region and the current U.S. administration have very much in common, he said.
Mr. Szijjártó highlighted the fact that both the United States and the countries of Central Europe are centering on the security of their own country and their own citizens, and are practicing a strongly patriotic economic policy, in addition to which they also agree on important geopolitical issues.
“The current administration of the United States and the countries of Central Europe are all centered around the security of their own country and own citizen, “in contrast to the European Union’s hypocritical policy, which is bringing danger to Europe”, he explained.
“It is a ‘fundamental truth’ for both the American administration and the countries of the Visegrád Group that the duty and responsibility of the state and the government is to guarantee the security of its own country and the safety of its own citizens”, he pointed out.
“Despite pressure from the EU, the Visegrád Group is unified with regard to the fact that illegal immigration is a bad thing, and we must protect our citizens from its effects as determinedly as possible”, the Hungarian Foreign Minister said.