12.4 C
Ljubljana
Saturday, October 8, 2022

PM Orban: Hungarians consider Slovenes friends and Christian brothers

By: V4 Agency

Hungarians regard Slovenes as friends and Christian brothers and are happy to be neighbours, Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Friday night in Ljubljana at a state ceremony commemorating the 30th anniversary of Slovenian statehood and the country’s upcoming Council of EU presidency.

The Hungarian premier highlighted that he brought the greetings and appreciation of the Hungarian people to the Slovenians.

“When we visit Slovenia, we see a beautiful country. When we view Slovenian history, we read the fate of a thousand-year-old nation. Thirty years ago, you achieved your independence and freedom – practically unarmed – with enormous presence of mind and courage. The whole world realised that Slovenia is the home of the brave who reclaim their own country,” he emphasised.

Hungarians understand what it means to fight against all odds, Mr Orban added, stressing that a nation’s greatness is determined by its heritage, spirit and pride.

We see the work, creativity, and solid moral fortitude with which you have made Slovenia spectacularly successful,” the PM added.

He noted that “the stronger, more prosperous, and happier our neighbour is, the better for us Hungarians and our country.” A neighbouring nation of this calibre also elevates Hungary’s value PM Orban stated.

“We value your friendship. Hungary salutes the people of Slovenia and their brave leaders. God bless Slovenia!” the Hungarian prime minister concluded his speech.

At the state celebration on Republic Square in Ljubljana, Slovenian President Borut Pahor and Prime Minister Janez Jansa addressed the audience. Apart from Viktor Orban, other foreign guests taking the podium included European Council President Charles Michel, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, and Italian Foreign Minister Luigi di Maio.

Slovenia and Croatia declared their independence thirty years ago, on 25 June 1991, which sparked the internal war that ultimately led to the dissolution of the federative state of Yugoslavia.

Share

Latest news

Slovenian Healthcare Is Crumbling Before Her Eyes, But Speaker Of The National Assembly Klakočar Is Boxing In The Temple Of Democracy

By: Sara Kovač / Nova24tv In the main hall of the National Assembly, MP Dejan Zavec and Speaker of the National Assembly Urška Klakočar Zupančič...

The Energy Guru Is At The Top Of The Slovenian Government, But Our Electricity Prices Are Among The Highest In Europe!

By: Domen Mezeg / Nova24tv Slovenia has one of the highest prices of electricity among European countries, according to the latest figures. And this is...

Matoz to the prosecutor: The prosecution is complete nonsense; look at the photos of the original land in Trenta

By: Domen Mezeg / Nova24tv.si a preliminary hearing was held at the court in Celje regarding the former director of Eurogradenja, Klemen Gantar. The subject...

Golob’s government will “fund” non-governmental organisations even more generously, but there will be no money for urgently needed projects

By: Peter Truden “In the month of October, we foresee the publication of two important tenders that encourage: the integration of non-governmental organisations in...

Related news

Slovenian Healthcare Is Crumbling Before Her Eyes, But Speaker Of The National Assembly Klakočar Is Boxing In The Temple Of Democracy

By: Sara Kovač / Nova24tv In the main hall of the National Assembly, MP Dejan Zavec and Speaker of the National Assembly Urška Klakočar Zupančič...

The Energy Guru Is At The Top Of The Slovenian Government, But Our Electricity Prices Are Among The Highest In Europe!

By: Domen Mezeg / Nova24tv Slovenia has one of the highest prices of electricity among European countries, according to the latest figures. And this is...

Matoz to the prosecutor: The prosecution is complete nonsense; look at the photos of the original land in Trenta

By: Domen Mezeg / Nova24tv.si a preliminary hearing was held at the court in Celje regarding the former director of Eurogradenja, Klemen Gantar. The subject...

Turning To Russia: With Tanja Fajon, Slovenia Clearly Does Not Support Ukraine’s NATO Membership

By: Sara Kovač / Nova24tv “This escalation of the situation, and consequently Ukraine’s application or talks for a NATO membership, is very worrying,” said Minister...
Share