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The Visegrád Four is stable, and hopefully the state of the Polish-Hungarian Friendship can reach its previous level again, an MP of the governing KDNP party told the Polish media.
European bureaucrats believe that only liberal democracy can succeed, Lőrinc Nacsa, Spokesman of the Christian Democratic People’s Party’s (KDNP) parliamentary group told Polish Radio Wnet.
Poland and Hungary have shown that conservative Christian democracy can achieve economic, cultural, and political success, he stressed, adding that “the EU’s future is in Central Europe.”
According to the politician of the smaller governing party, despite EU rule of law procedures, democracy is actually in good shape in both countries.
On regional cooperation, Nacsa described the Visegrád Four – Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic – as a strong cooperation. “There is more understanding between our countries than there is in the EU arena, for example between us and Germany, France, Belgium, or Sweden,” he added. According to Nacsa, an agreement can be reached on seven out of ten issues discussed at the V4 meetings.
On the war in Ukraine, Nacsa stressed the importance of a diplomatic settlement, that the solution to the conflict should first be a ceasefire and then a peace agreement. He reminded that in connection with Ukraine, Hungary is currently undertaking the largest humanitarian aid operation in its history. He also stressed Hungary’s commitment to the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine.
Asked whether Hungarian-Polish relations could return to the level they were before the war in Ukraine, Nacsa referred to the centuries-old tradition of friendship between the two nations. “Throughout history we have been able to be allies, friends, and we even had a common king,” he remarked.
Nacsa said that Hungarian-Polish friendship is “engraved in our DNA.” “We hope we could improve what divides us and together we can once again be the force that builds a better Europe and transforms Central Europe into a better place.”
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