Prime Minister Viktor Orbán (r) and Chinese President Xi Jinping - Photo: PMO

Parbeszed: Xi’s visit raises security policy issues

Opposition Parbeszed is turning to the Sovereignty Protection Office over the security policy and national security issues raised by the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Hungary, and is initiating a meeting of parliament's national security committee, the party said on Friday.

Timea Szabo, the party’s co-leader, told a press conference that she hung a Tibetan flag from a window of the lawmakers’ office building during the visit. Afterwards, the office said they had informed secret services and Speaker of Parliament Laszlo Kover of her act, which she stressed was not a crime under Hungarian law.

“How is it possible that, at the behest of the Chinese government, so-called volunteers in red baseball caps harassed a parliamentary representative, Marton Tompos of Momentum, who wanted to fix an EU flag on a bridge?”

Parbeszed is calling on the Sovereignty Protection Office to review “how is it possible that Hungarian citizens are being regularly harassed in Hungary during visits of Eastern dictators?”

Meanwhile, Parbeszed continues to protest against installing “poisonous battery plants” in Hungary, she added.

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