Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Szijjarto Peter, said in Cluj-Napoca on Thursday that his country’s interest is to have the best possible collaboration with Romania.
“Our interest in Hungary is to have the best possible collaboration with Romania and to build this collaboration continuously. We have countless reasons that I don’t have to explain. The greater the political stability in Romania and the more stable the Government in Romania, the easier it is to build a collaboration. So, I hope that in the near future the relations between Hungary and Romania will continue on the path already begun and we will be able to report continuous development and progress, regardless of which side of the border we live on,” said Szijjarto, in a press conference held together with the President of UDMR (Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania), Kelemen Hunor.
Szijjarto thanked the Hungarians in Transylvania for the vote granted to FIDESZ and for participating in the elections of April 3, as well as the Romanian authorities and the Romanian Post, for the smooth running of the vote by correspondence and at the Hungarian consulates in Romania.
UDMR’s Kelemen: Our union will strengthen the partnership relation with FIDESZ and with the Government that will be installed in May
The chairman of the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR), Kelemen Hunor, stated, on Thursday, in Cluj-Napoca, that his formation will strengthen relations with FIDESZ, the party that won the elections in Hungary, and that they desire a more accentuated development of Romanian-Hungarian relations.
“Our union will strengthen the partnership relation with FIDESZ and with the Government that will be installed in May, but, at the same time, we are interested in Romanian-Hungarian bilateral relations have a more accentuated, stronger development and dynamic. We are living in hard times, there are common challenges for all the nations of this region and in Europe and the common answers to these common challenges surely will help us overcome this extremely difficult period from all points of view. For that reason, we believe that strengthening relations must be based on trust, strengthening relations must be undertaken in all possible domains – political, economic, social,” said Kelemen Hunor in a press conference held together with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Government of Hungary, Szijjarto Peter.
Kelemen Hunor stated that 94% of the votes expressed by Hungarians in Romania in the poll on April 3 were for FIDESZ.
“There is a single explanation, this set of values that was [shown] in these 12 years since FIDESZ is running Hungary is identical to the values of the Hungarian community in Romania and we must thank voters that they went and expressed their votes,” said the UDMR leader.