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Foreign Ministry disapproves Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s gesture to wear a scarf with the map of Greater Hungary printed on it

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) sent to the Hungarian ambassador in Bucharest its firm disapproval of Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s gesture, who appeared with a scarf with the map of Greater Hungary printed on it at the football match between Hungary and Greece’s national teams.

According to the MAE, the attitude of the Hungarian official is “in obvious contrast to the atmosphere of openness and relaunch of the bilateral dialogue manifested on the occasion of the recent consultations that the Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs had in Budapest, both with his Hungarian counterpart and with the Hungarian Prime Minister”.

“As a result of the Prime Minister of Hungary, Mr. Viktor Orban’s wearing a scarf with the map of Greater Hungary printed on it at the football match between Hungary and Greece’s national teams, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs conveyed to the Hungarian ambassador in Bucharest the firm disapproval of the gesture of the Hungarian official, the attitude being in obvious contrast to the atmosphere of openness and relaunching of the bilateral dialogue manifested on the occasion of the recent consultations that the Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs had in Budapest, both with his Hungarian counterpart and with the Hungarian Prime Minister”, the MAE informs in a release sent to AGERPRES on Monday.

The MAE shows that “any revisionist manifestation, regardless of the form it takes, is unacceptable, contrary to the current realities and the commitments undertaken jointly by Romania and Hungary to build a bilateral relationship within the defining parameters of the basic instrument that governs the relationship bilateral, namely the Treaty on understanding, cooperation and good neighborliness between Romania and the Republic of Hungary, signed in Timisoara, on September 16, 1996, and respectively of the Strategic Partnership, which, this year, marks two decades”.

 

AUR: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban commits another impertinence towards Romania

 

The Alliance for the Union of Romanians (AUR, opposition parliamentary party) believes that Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban “committed another impertinence towards Romania” when he posed as a “gallery member” with a scarf with the map of Greater Hungary drawn on it.

“Europe’s by default rebel, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, committed another impertinence towards Romania when he posed as a member of the gallery with a scarf on which the map of Greater Hungary was drawn. Not only the sacrifice of the hundreds of thousands of Romanians who died to free their brothers from a savage occupation should have curbed the retaliatory attempts of Vladimir Putin’s friend, but also the flames of a war that broke out a few kilometers from our borders. If the tragedy that is unfolding before our eyes in Ukraine is an occasion of political-territorial hopes for Orban, then the former reformist politician from Budapest crossed the last red line that his electoral success would have allowed him to step on,” says AUR on Tuesday, in a press release.

AUR criticizes, in this context, the “intellectual aristocracy from Romania”, that welcomes this “new affront” with a “humble silence”.

“It is regrettable that the intellectual aristocracy in Romania misses yet another chance to do its duty towards its own country and meets with humble silence this new affront from a nostalgic of the times when Romanians from Transylvania were considered only a tolerated nation,” reads the release.

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