Hungary’s national populist government has cautioned that mass illegal migration into Europe threatens the continent’s future, culture, and its civilization, while it reaffirmed its “sovereign right” to reject multiculturalism.
Péter Szijjártó, the central European country’s foreign minister, also had harsh words for the European Union for its efforts to circumvent Italy’s interior minister Matteo Salvini’s efforts to stop illegal migration through the Mediterranean.
In an interview with the state-funded media operation Voice of America, Fidesz’s Szijjártó, explained, “We have a very clear policy. We want to preserve Hungary as a Hungarian country. We have a right for that. It’s a sovereign right of Hungary to decide whom we would like to allow to enter the territory of the country, and with whom we would like to live together.”
Szijjártó also explained that the Hungarian recognizes and accepts that some European country’s think that “migration as something desirable”, but that his government doesn’t hold the same opinion and that it shouldn’t be chastised and punished for “thinking differently.”
“We think that illegal migration is a threat to the European future, a threat to the European culture and to the European civilization,” the top foreign diplomat said plainly while adding that Hungary is “a country which sticks strictly to national identity, which would like to preserve religious heritage, historic heritage and cultural heritage” and that “We do not want to lose them.”
During the interview with the American outlet, the Hungarian diplomat also refuted globalist claims that mass migration is just a fact of life that ultimately can’t be stopped.
“We Hungarians have proven that, with the support of the Central European countries who send troops and policemen to our southern border, that [illegal] migration can be stopped,” Szijjártó stressed.
He also spoke of how mass migration by sea can be stopped as well, as Italy’s national populist interior minister Matteo Salvini has proven. When speaking about Salvini, Szijjártó said, “But unfortunately, instead of being supported by Brussels, he was enormously attacked by European institutions.”