Hungary insists that when it comes to migration, the security of a country’s own citizens must be given priority, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said on Wednesday.
During a debate at the European Parliament on Tuesday, it became clear that “Brussels and the United Nations want illegal migrants to come to Europe”, he told a press conference in Budapest. According to a planned resolution, migration will be presented as a human right and its positive effects will be emphasised, the minister added.
This goes against the interests of the Hungarian people, he said. “We continue to resolutely reject migration becoming recognised as a human right or migration as a positive trend.” Nor is migration the right response to challenges in the labour market, he insisted.
Hungary will resolve demographic and labour market challenges with the help of Hungarian people and Hungarian families, Szijjártó said.
“We want more Hungarian children and more Hungarian families instead of more migrants in Hungary. We love our country and will not hand it over to others,” Szijjártó said.
“No matter how many times [US billionaire] George Soros goes to Brussels and the issue of illegal migration is put on the agenda; no matter how many allies Soros has in Brussels, we will not back down. Illegal migrants will not come here,” he added.