Daily News | Oct 22, 2018 | 0
Orbán congratulates CDU, CSU leaders on winning German parliamentary elections
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán sent his congratulations to party leaders Angela Merkel of CDU and Horst Seehofer of CSU in a letter on Monday on winning the German parliamentary elections, Orban’s press chief said.
In his letter to Merkel, Orbán said that the election results show the European citizen’s commitment towards a policy built on conservative values which can ensure safety and economic stability, Bertalan Havasi said.
“I trust we can cooperate along these common values to further develop Hungarian-German relations
and to resolve the challenges facing our continent”, Havasi cited Orbán as saying in his letter.
In his congratulatory letter to Horst Seehofer, the minister president of the federal state of Bavaria, Orbán thanked him for the “excellent cooperation of the past years” and said that he was looking forward to further strengthening German-Hungarian and Bavarian-Hungarian ties.
“I wish you success in bringing the right wing together along our shared principles,” Havasi cited the letter as saying.
The centre-right coalition of the Christian Democratic Union and the Christian Social Union won 33 percent of the votes at the German parliamentary elections on Sunday.
As we wrote before, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said, Hungary shows “exceptional solidarity” to Germany since Hungarian taxpayers pay to protect the Hungarian borders, thereby protecting Germany against illegal immigration, in connection with an interview Chancellor Angela Merkel gave to two German newspapers.
Photo: MTI/AP/Michael Sohn