(MTI) – A community of free and independent democratic nations is the only remedy against totalitarian regimes, the Hungarian foreign minister said on Saturday evening, at a commemoration in the Budapest House of Terror Museum.

Tibor Navracsics addressed the event that marked the European Day of Remembrance for victims of totalitarian and authoritarian regimes.

Whatever sort of security policy threat may countries in Europe face nothing can undermine peace, democracy and the European continent itself if the countries stand united and share solidarity, he said.

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In 2011 EU justice ministers adopted in Luxembourg a Polish-Hungarian-Lithuanian initiative for commemorating the victims of totalitarian regimes on August 23, the day the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact was signed in 1939.

The European Day of Remembrance was observed for the first time in 2011.

Photo: MTI – Szilard Koszticsak

Source: http://mtva.hu/hu/hungary-matters

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