The last hundred days in the history of Hungarian-Polish relations do not pass without a trace

A conversation was held in the Scruton community space on Monday evening in Budapest, where Balázs Orbán, the political director of the Prime Minister, and Zsolt Németh, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, spoke with Ryszard Terlecki, Speaker of the Polish Parliament (Marj Kuchinksi) and Boguslaw Sonik representative.

Among other things, the participants discussed the prospects of Polish-Hungarian relations and the situation in Ukraine, which Mandiner reported.

Balázs Orbán said that in Central Europe, survival depends on nationalism in a good sense, which is successful for those who consider the national interest to be paramount.

We will not agree on everything, but if we have respect and mutual understanding, nothing is lost, and Polish-Hungarian friendship is extremely important.

Said the political director of the Prime Minister.

Zsolt Németh sees that the last 100 days will not go unnoticed in the history of Hungarian-Polish relations. According to the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, the current period is a test of Hungarian-Polish friendship, but according to him, perhaps the parties have reached a low point and are starting to come out of it.

In this connection, he mentioned as an example the first official trip of the President of the Republic, Katalin Novák, which had previously led to Warsaw. Zsolt Németh added that the symbolic visit and the return from the Polish side also “help us to understand each other better”.

The chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee also noted that Hungary and Poland have the same goal with regard to Ukraine: both countries want to be allowed to join the EU and grant Ukraine candidate status.

The blood, the many tens of thousands of victims, entitles Ukraine to do so

– emphasized Zsolt Németh.

Marek Kuchinski, chairman of the Sejm’s foreign affairs committee, called the strengthening of Polish-Hungarian co-operation a common goal, which he believes could strengthen Central Europe as well.

Ryszard Terlecki, the vice-president of the Sejm, said there was considerable fear about a global conflict and about whether weapons and tanks could be sent to Ukraine.

According to the vice-president, “dramatic requests and demands” were made from Kiev, which were justified by the fact that the Russians would not stop but would go further towards Poland. In the end, it was decided that Poland would provide strong assistance to Ukraine,

which seemed like the perfect opportunity to weaken Russia to the maximum.

Ryszard Terlecki also expressed the view that the Russians were, in fact, encouraged to act now that Europe had not taken decisive action on Crimea and Donbass.

(Cover image: Balázs Orbán / Facebook)

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