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Szijjarto: Hungary, Poland attacked for going against international liberal mainstream

Hungary and Poland are being "attacked" because their governments are going against the international liberal mainstream, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said in an interview with Polish public television TVP Info on Monday.

Commenting on Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s criticism of Hungary’s new child protection law, Szijjarto said Hungary was “used to this kind of verbal aggression from the liberal mainstream”. Szijjarto stressed that the law served to protect children and their parents.

The attacks on Hungary and Poland will continue as long as they promote national interests and implement policies based on Christian values, and as long as the traditional family model remains a key element of their governments’ policies, Szijjarto said.

“These kind of attacks aren’t based on any rational arguments,” the minister said. “But the explanation behind them is that someone wants to disempower the last governments that go against the international liberal mainstream.”

The Polish and Hungarian governments are among the few in the European Union that still understand conservative values and national interests and apply a traditional approach to the concept of the family, Szijjarto said. The mainstream refuses to accept this, “the same way they refuse to accept that these two governments were right to reject migrant redistribution quotas”, he added.

As regards migration, Szijjarto warned that NATO’s withdrawal from Afghanistan would again increase migration pressure on Europe.

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