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An upcoming meeting between Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and US President Donald Trump will provide an excellent opportunity to coordinate the countries' steps against migration in international forums, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said.

At the meeting on May 13 in Washington, DC, Orbán and Trump will also discuss bilateral political, economic and defence cooperation, Szijjártó said. He told Kossuth Radio that the US president and the Hungarian government share a strong position against migration. This is why Hungary defends its own borders, as does the United States, he added.

Szijjártó said the US president and the Hungarian government have similar stances on a number of global dilemmas, because both sides put national interests first and consider the security of their own citizens a priority as well as protecting Christian values and the products of Christian culture. He noted that the US and Hungary were among six countries to reject the UN’s compact on migration.

Regarding the May 26 European parliamentary elections, he expressed hope that European citizens will place the continent’s future in the hands of politicians representing national interests and not “those of Brussels bureaucrats”.  At stake is whether the political forces winning the EP will be for or against migration, Szijjártó said.