Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó has congratulated Croatia’s centre-right HDZ party on its victory in the country’s early parliamentary elections held on Sunday.
In a Facebook entry, Szijjártó said that not long after Aleksandar Vucic’s party claimed a landslide victory in Serbia’s general election, Croatia was now also celebrating a right-wing victory.
“We congratulate our friends at HDZ,” he said.
Szijjártó also said that central Europe had been on the receiving end of “attacks by the international liberal mainstream” ever since the outbreak of the migration crisis several years ago.
“Many politicians and journalists are incapable of fathoming that right-wing, Christian Democratic, anti-migration governments that put their national interests first have been successful for a number of years now,” Szijjártó said.
“We’re seeing and experiencing the fake news campaign with which they are constantly trying to weaken right-wing governments,” he added.
“But so far they’re efforts have been a complete failure: central Europeans don’t want to be lectured, looked down on or taught any lessons.”
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Monday congratulated Andrej Plenkovic, his Croatian counterpart, on his re-election, saying he hoped Hungarian-Croatian relations would gain new momentum, the prime minister’s press office told MTI.
Hungary is ready to continue strategic dialogue to strengthen central Europe, Orbán said.
Hungary is committed to preserving Europe’s security and competitiveness, Orbán said.
Close cooperation with Croatia will help in the fight against the novel coronavirus epidemic while jump-starting both economies, he said.