PM Viktor Orban: There is cultural proximity between Azerbaijan and Hungary

PM Viktor Orban: There is cultural proximity between Azerbaijan and Hungary
# 30 January 2023 22:43 (UTC +04:00)

“Hungary made a very important decision in 2010. We looked around the world to determine where we could find strategic partners. We were looking for a strong friendship, not just financial interests. Because NATO, the European Union – these are wonderful things. But they have already lost their beauty,” said Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban at an official dinner, which was hosted in honor of President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev in Budapest, APA reports.

“We said in 2010 that we could not rely on ourselves alone. We made this decision to go towards Azerbaijan. My friendship with President Aliyev and the First Lady coincides with that time, and I sincerely want to greet the First Lady too.

According to Hungarian historians, during our long journey from the eastern side of the European mountains, we spent some time in the territory of contemporary Azerbaijan. That is why we are grateful to President Aliyev for supporting Hungary's accession to the Organization of Turkic States as an observer member. Because there is a cultural proximity between our two countries. It is not so obvious because we became Christians at a certain time, but Azerbaijan was able to preserve its Muslim identity,” PM Viktor Orban emphasized.

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