Prime Minister Viktor Orban has expressed his sympathies to the family of Miklos Duray, a recently deceased ethnic Hungarian politician in Slovakia.
Duray was not afraid to raise his voice in the interest of ethnic Hungarians even at times when this resulted in prison and hardship, Orbán said in a letter dated January 9.
He was among the first ones to say that ethnic Hungarians living in Slovakia were not a minority but a member of the Hungarian nation, Orban added.
“We will always be grateful to him because it was thanks to his initiatives such as the Hungarian Permanent Conference and the Hungarian ID, considered impossible for a long time, were implemented,” Orban said.
Duray died aged 77 on December 30, 2022, after a long and serious illness.