Budapest (MTI) – Hungary on Tuesday summoned Romania’s charge d’affaires over remarks made by Victor Ponta, the country’s prime minister, concerning Hungary’s handling of migrants, the foreign ministry said in a statement.
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Ponta “has recently been making improper comments” on Hungary’s handling of the migrant crisis, the ministry said. They said state secretary Levente Magyar has expressed the government’s “bafflement” over Ponta’s “continued attempts to save his questionable moral standing through anti-Hungarian lies”.
The ministry’s move comes as a response to the Romanian prime minister’s comments that his country would treat migrants like people and “not the way they are treated by our Hungarian neighbour, who herds them with sticks and issues them serial numbers.”