Foreign minister rejects German vice-chancellor’s criticism
Budapest, December 11 (MTI) – Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto on Friday rejected remarks by German Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, who had suggested that the Hungarian government was against European values.
In a statement, Szijjarto said that Hungary has been the only country which succeeded in stopping an “uncontrolled” wave of illegal immigrants “in spite of hypocritical criticism from Europe”.
Gabriel, speaking at a congress of his SPD party, said that “extreme nationalist, intolerance and racism have always led to chaos and poverty for the people” and suggested that Hungary was one such country.
Hungary is one of very few countries which respect European values and will do all in its capacity to enforce European regulations, Szijjarto said in his response.