Václav Klaus, former president and prime minister of the Czech Republic, has called Viktor Orbán, Hungary’s re-elected prime minister, “the only credible politician in Europe”, according to video footage posted on Facebook by the Hungarian foreign minister on Saturday.
In the interview segment, posted by Péter Szijjártó, Klaus described Orbán’s success as “important” from the point of view of the West.
“I will not keep it secret that I consider Orbán the only friend of mine among Europe’s influential politicians today, whom I greatly appreciate and I agree with many of his views as regards his approach to life, the world, society, Europe, and solutions to current problems,” Klaus said according to the footage.
Klaus said Orbán is the only politician who represents his country and his nation and is acting in that spirit.
Featured image: Prime Minister Viktor Orbán talks to former Czech President Václav Klaus at the Carmelite Monastery in Carmelita, on March 23, 2019. Photo by Balázs Szécsődi/MTI/Prime Minister’s Press Office