London, October 19 (MTI) – Péter Szijjártó, Hungary’s foreign minister, attended a ceremony marking the upcoming 60th anniversary of the 1956 anti-Soviet revolution with his British counterpart, Boris Johnson, at The Guildhall in London on Wednesday.
The ceremony was attended by several hundred members of Britain’s Hungarian community.
Addressing the event, Szijjártó said Hungary had always fought for freedom and the right to self-determination, even when it was severely overpowered. One glance at Hungary’s history will reveal that Hungarians are a people of freedom fighters, Szijjártó said. In 1956 it again became clear that dictatorship could not take root in Hungary, the minister added.
He said 1956 was the “first step” towards Hungarians regaining their freedom in 1990.