Szijjarto summons Swedish ambassador

Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto on Thursday summoned Sweden’s ambassador to Hungary over recent critical remarks by the Swedish government.

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said on Wednesday that Hungarian Prime Minister and Matteo Salvini, the Italian interior minister, are working to form an alliance against democrats and left-wingers. Sweden’s migration minister Helene Fritzon criticised Hungary’s migration policy and suggested that Hungary should take a share in the EU’s common migration policy, noting that her country had enthusiastically accommodated Hungarian refugees in 1956.

“The pro-migration Swedish government has launched another attack on Hungary,”

Szijjarto told MTI.

Szijjarto insisted that Orban and Salvini “are fighting against illegal immigration”, adding that “they represent the will of the European people”.

Szijjarto protested Fritzon’s “putting an equation mark between Hungarian refugees in 1956 and illegal immigrants” and insisted that the Hungarian refugees had “observed (Austria’s) national and international laws and waited (in Austria) for a country to accommodate them”. Illegal migrants, however, “rush through a series of safe countries, break laws, and jeopardise our security,” Szijjarto argued.

Source and photo: MTI

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