Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto, in a telephone statement to Hungarian news agency MTI on Thursday, welcomed President of the European Council Donald Tusk’s statement regarding mandatory relocation quotas.
The minister welcomed the fact that, finally, a serious European leader, the president of the European Council, which is the European Union’s number one position, has at last spoken a truth that is already widely known. The mandatory relocation quota is ineffective and divisive, and forcing illegal migration is dangerous, said Peter Szijjarto, who is currently in San Francisco holding talks with Hungarian representatives.
Illegal migration must be stopped, not organised. Some Brussels bureaucrats continue to organise and promote illegal migration. This is endangering Europe and the European people. The mandatory relocation quota runs completely counter to common sense, European rules and the security of the continent, the minister added.
In his letter of invitation to the meeting of EU heads of state and government, Donald Tusk called the mandatory relocation quotas “ineffective” and “highly divisive”. In its reaction, the European Commission strongly criticised Tusk, and Germany has also indicated that it does not share the standpoint of the European Council president and stands by the mandatory quota system.
“Donald Tusk is now being attacked in a vile and sanctimonious manner by those who have been representing for years now the obviously misguided migration policy of the European Commission. This migration policy has brought about a major threat to the lives of European people, due to the fact that waves of illegal migration provided opportunity for terrorist organisations to send their terrorists to Europe. The result is clear: Over the past two years, there have been 27 serious, terrorist attacks on the continent resulting in 330 deaths, and a further 1300 injured”,
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto added.