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President János Áder said the Visegrad Group of countries comprised the fastest growing region in the EU even in the midst of Covid. Its member states handled the economic fallout with the lowest losses and were the quickest off the starting block in relaunching their economies, he added. “We have something to be proud of,” he said, adding that over the next thirty years, “we have something to build on”.
In response to a question, Áder said the Hungarian government did not plan to make vaccinations compulsory.
The V4 leaders in a joint statement today called the Belarusian regime’s actions and its violation of fundamental human rights “unacceptable”. The Belarusian authorities have full responsibility for the lives and health of those who have been taken to their country, the statement said.
On the topic of the coronavirus pandemic, Áder underlined the joint statement adopted by the V4’s presidents advising people who have not yet been vaccinated to take up the jab. In the statement, they have declared that vaccination is the only effective way to protect against Covid-19.