Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said he had asked German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to “be tolerant over issues on which the two countries are not in agreement”, at a meeting on Monday.
Addressing a forum organised by German papers Cicero and Berliner Zeitung, the prime minister said ties between Hungary and Germany were “special”, adding that “by all means they serve as a good basis for further developing bilateral cooperation”.
Orbán said he had asked Scholz to have a “tolerant approach” to the Hungarian government’s position “rejecting migration and multi-culturalism, and insisting on a traditional family concept”.
He said that while former Chancellor Angela Merkel had consistently rejected that request, Scholz “now listened”. The prime minister added that he hoped his next official visit to Berlin, planned in two years, when Hungary would be the next rotating president of the European Council, would result in further progress.
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