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Hungary and Poland will continue “giving each other every assistance” in debates around “finding a response to challenges of a new world order emerging after the (coronavirus) epidemic”, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said after talks with his Polish counterpart.
Speaking at a press conference with Jacek Czaputowicz, Szijjártó said that both the Hungarian and the Polish governments have recently been the targets of “baseless charges and attacks” but the two countries could rely on each other “in these difficult times”. Hungary and Poland are “not only friends but strategic allies” and have similar positions on “dilemmas in global politics”, Szijjártó said.
Szijjártó spoke highly of the central European countries for their handling of the coronavirus epidemic, and said that those states had been able to control the situation and keep the number of cases low. Central Europe is in the focus of Hungary’s foreign policy, and further strengthening cooperation is in its national interest, he said.
Szijjártó and Czaputowicz agreed that the European Union’s cohesion funding should not be cut in the next cycle and made a commitment to the EU’s further enlargement. They saw eye to eye concerning the necessity of fighting illegal migration, and shared a position against any migrant distribution mechanism in Europe, Szijjártó said.