PM Orbán and Hungarian FM congratulates ÖVP on winning Austrian elections – UPDATE
Péter Szijjártó, Hungary’s foreign minister, has congratulated the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) and its leader, Sebastian Kurz, on winning the Austrian election on Sunday.
Szijjártó spoke on the sidelines of a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg.
The minister praised the winning party as one which “has cooperated with Hungary on several important issues, including migration.”
“Sebastian Kurz has always spoken in clear terms and never been shackled by political correctness or hypocrisy”,
he said, and called for “politicians speaking clearly and in a straightforward manner about the gravest problems of Europe’s people”.
Answering a question, Szijjártó said the Visegrad countries did not see a necessity to enlarge the four-strong group, but they would stay in close cooperation with Austria.
Orbán congratulates Kurz on winning Austria election
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has sent a letter of congratulations to Sebastian Kurz, the leader of the Austria People’s Party (ÖVP), on winning Sunday’s election.
“The outcome [of the ballot] yesterday clearly showed that the majority of Austrians cast their vote to support a policy that endorses values and guarantees security and stability,” Orbán wrote in his letter. “I trust that once the new government is formed, we will be able to strengthen cooperation between our countries as close allies along the lines of Christian-conservative values you have consistently represented.”
Orbán wished Kurz much success for the upcoming coalition talks.
Photo: MTI/EPA/Christian Bruna