The prime minister said that Hungary is working to strengthen cooperation in central Europe, adding that “all that cooperate with the Hungarians” will benefit.
Addressing the opening of a fodder plant built by UBM Feed Romania in Sanpaul (Kerelőszentpál), Viktor Orbán said that Hungary has developed an excellent economic cooperation with Serbia and Slovakia. “The lag in Hungary-Romania ties could also be fixed,” he added.
“Central Europe is made up of nations and the realisation can no longer be delayed that these peoples have a shared destiny, they are linked by shared interests and they must choose the way of cooperation,” Orbán said. He called for more infrastructural links, motorways and railway services, between Hungary and Romania, and said that talks with the Romanian government were under way. A high-speed railway is needed between the two capitals, which would also provide economic benefits for Cluj-Napoca (Kolozsvár), he said.
Referring to the importance of the upcoming EP elections, Orbán said the region needed European leaders and deputies who “will stand up for Hungarian, Romanian and central European interests”. Closing his speech, the prime minister encouraged voters to cast their ballot and “be a part of Europe and use its opportunities”.