Budapest, 2017. július 4. Beata Szydlo lengyel, Robert Fico szlovák, Orbán Viktor magyar és Bohuslav Sobotka cseh miniszterelnök (b-j) a visegrádi országok (V4) miniszterelnökeinek találkozóján a Pesti Vigadóban 2017. július 4-én. MTI Fotó: Koszticsák Szilárd

The Visegrad Four cooperation is “now much more meaningful” than in the past, a justice ministry official said at an event marking Hungary’s takeover of the rotating presidency of the V4 group in Vienna on Tuesday.

The V4 alliance displays cooperation with the European Union and the importance of “not trampling on” the varying needs of Europe’s regions, justice ministry state secretary Pál Völner told MTI at the event.

Though the handover of the presidency is just an “event of protocol”, because it is about the V4, it must be given proper attention, Völner said, arguing that the V4 countries take cooperation seriously and consider it an honour to hold the group’s presidency.

Völner said Brexit had demonstrated that the wills of nation-states cannot be overridden, adding that both the values and interests of Europe’s nations must be considered.

Source: MTI

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