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Ties between Hungary and Estonia are based on mutual interests and shared values, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó told MTI from Tallinn by phone, adding that the two governments see eye to eye concerning global and European challenges.
After talks with his Estonian counterpart Urmas Reinsalu, Szijjártó said that “both countries reject illegal migration and plans to change the European population”. The two governments have set up an early warning mechanism to prevent the United Nations from integrating its global migration compact into international law. “Regrettably, there are clandestine endeavours to do so,” he said.
“We also agree that Europe must be protected; we stand ready to fight for the preservation of our own way of life, national identity, as well as religious, cultural and historical heritage,” he said.
Both Hungary and Estonia see the situation at the Turkey-Greece border as a serious security challenge, Szijjártó said, adding that Greece must fulfil its obligations to protect the EU’s external borders.
At the talks, the two ministers signed a cooperation agreement to jointly support persecuted Christian communities in the Middle East, mainly in Jordan.
Szijjártó noted a prosperous business cooperation between the two countries, and said that Estonian-founded Transferwise, a global financial services provider, would soon increase the staff of its Budapest centre to 400.
Later in the day, Szijjártó will attend the inauguration of the new building of the Hungarian embassy in Tallinn.