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Cluj-Napoca, March 15 (MTI) – The time has come to “shift the emphasis” in Hungarian-Romanian ties and focus on things that bind the two nations together, Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă has said in a message to Hungarians on the occasion of the anniversary of Hungary’s anti-Habsburg revolution of 1848/49.

Hungary and Romania should focus on things that advance human and cultural relations, a joint European perspective and the representation of the two peoples’ customs and traditions, the prime minister said.

The national holiday of Hungarians worldwide is a good time to celebrate Romania’s ethnic Hungarians and the peaceful coexistence they have achieved with Romanians over the past decades, Dăncilă said.

Today, the differences among Europe’s various ethnicities and cultures should be the source of mutual understanding and respect, she said. This is why Romania follows the European principle of “unity in diversity” and is a committed supporter of the free expression of ethnic identity and the nurturing of elements of cultural and linguistic identity, the prime minister added.

Source: MTI

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