Out of the 395 registered events in the conference series on the future of Europe, Hungary is holding the most from among EU member states, Judit Varga, the justice minister, said on Facebook on Wednesday.
Varga said this was further proof of Hungary’s commitment to exchanging of views on the future of the bloc for which the opinion of Hungarians was indispensable.
In her English-language post, she wrote: “Those who keep crying wolf and accuse us of being anti-EU or eurosceptic must be in big trouble now. Greetings also to those key politicians of the European ‘models’ who have so far tried to expel us from the community!”
“We will stay. With heads held high, clear ideas and a competitive vision.
We are not going anywhere. Because we want to keep the Union as it was when we joined it,” she added.
“Sensible and respectful” dialogue between East and the West is “always best for us Hungarians and central Europeans”, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said in a video published on Facebook on Wednesday.
In his video recorded during a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Latvia, Szijjártó said:
“Hungary has no interest whatsoever in a new Cold War
or in engendering a psychotic state reminiscent of a Cold War,” adding that even such a state would “seriously harm our national security interests”.
Hungary, he added, supported all NATO and European Union initiatives aimed at creating further communication channels “between East and West, between Russia and NATO, and between Russia and the EU,” the minister said. “We have an interest in resolving problems through dialogue, through diplomatic channels,” Szijjarto added.