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Prime Minister Viktor Orbán met Mart Helme, deputy prime minister and interior minister of Estonia, for talks in Budapest on Monday.

Bertalan Havasi, the prime minister’s press chief, quoted the Estonian deputy PM as saying that Estonia’s Conservative People’s Party, of which Helme is head, considers Hungary and the Visegrád cooperation as examples promoting important European values in debates on the future of the community.

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Orbán and Helme agreed that supporting national economies, culture, and education, as well as protecting Christian culture and ensuring effective protection to the EU’s external borders were important priorities, Havasi said. They also noted that immigration policy should be made more stringent and European families required support in order to resolve demographic problems, Havasi added.

Featured photo by Balázs Szecsődi/PM’s Press Office.