“During the course of his negotiations in Brussels, George Soros wants to have the people of Hungary punished because the Hungarians didn’t vote for his candidates, but for Fidesz, which rejects immigration”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said in Luxembourg on Monday in the recess of a meeting of EU foreign ministers.

At his press conference, the Minister highlighted the fact that George Soros does not want to accept the result of the Hungarian elections. “Soros is holding talks in Brussels with Vice President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans; both are radially pro-immigration, and are both committed enemies of the Hungarian Government and Hungarian migration policy”, he told the press.

“At an election of historic importance, the people of Hungary voted in favour of the country having a government that places the security of the Hungarian people at the forefront and does not bow to international pressure aimed at having the Hungarian government deal with the rights of migrants and the encouragement of migration processes before and instead of the safety of the people of Hungary”, Mr. Szijjártó underlined.

With relation to the report criticising Hungary currently being prepared by the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE), the Minister said he is aware of the argument of the members of the LIBE Committee, according to which they are protecting the people of Hungary. “But only the Parliament elected by the Hungarian people and the Government designated by the Hungarian people are entitled to represent the people of Hungary, not the LIBE Committee, George Soros, Frans Timmermans or NGOs”, he emphasised.

“The people of Hungary have made a clear decision: Hungary must be protected from migration and from the international politics that instead of wanting to stop migration processes are continuously working to encourage them”, he highlighted.

With relation to the Hungarian electoral system, Mr. Szijjártó said: “If we too had a system like the United Kingdom or France, then we wouldn’t just have a two-thirds majority in Parliament, but a majority of 85%”.

(Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister/MTI)