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FM Szijjártó: Europe ‘Should Be Grateful’ to Salvini

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.01.09.

“The whole of Europe should be grateful” to Matteo Salvini, former interior minister of Italy, for “saving his homeland and saving Europe,” Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said on Facebook on Saturday.

Szijjártó noted that Salvini was facing trial for blocking a ship of illegal migrants off the coasts of Italy in 2019.

Orbán: Salvini 'Brother in Arms'
Orbán: Salvini 'Brother in Arms'

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán expressed his appreciation in a letter to Matteo Salvini, head of Italy’s League party, and thanked him for his efforts “benefitting Italy and the whole of Europe including Hungary”, the prime minister’s press chief said on Thursday. “We, Hungarians, will never forget that you were the first Western European leader to […]Continue reading

Szijjártó insisted that Salvini had tried to “prevent the violation of European borders and the trampling on European laws”. “Grazie Matteo!” he added.

Featured photo illustration via Péter Szijjártó’s Facebook page