Budapest (MTI) – The Hungarian government’s ties with western democracies have “tragically deteriorated”, while its “almost unilateral friendship” with autocratic states has made the country vulnerable, the leftist Democratic Coalition (DK) said on Sunday.
Attila Ara-Kovacs, the head of DK’s foreign affairs cabinet, told MTI that while Hungary needs to maintain state-level ties with its neighbours even if not all of them are democracies, those “relations should not harm Hungary’s strategic alliance based on shared values”.
While those alliances will “ensure protection and add to the country,” being “friends” with autarchic states will make the country vulnerable, Ara-Kovacs, said. He insisted that the government has set eastern directions for Hungary because it is only from the east that it may “expect support for its corrupted, anti-humanitarian policies”.
In response, the ruling Fidesz party dismissed DK’s suggestions as “ridiculous”.