Hungary intends to strengthen ties with Russia and at the same time, hopes for closer cooperation with the United States after the election of the President of Donald trump. This is with reference to the head of the foreign Ministry of Hungary Peter Siyyarto, reports Reuters.
“We believe that sanctions are useless, — said the Minister, Recalling that his country had lost due to restrictions on trade and investment in Russia $ 6.5 billion. — Should we rejoice at the problems in the Russian economy? No, we are sorry about them.”
The Minister added that Budapest does not consider Moscow as a threat, and noted that anti-Russian sanctions have crippled the economy and failed politically, because they couldn’t find anything to compel the Russian Federation. According to Szijjártó, Hungary intends to develop cooperation with Russia in the energy sphere, because Moscow is much more reliable partner than the EU.
Simultaneously with Moscow, Budapest is going to improve ties with Washington. Before the elections Prime Minister Viktor Orban supported the candidacy of trump as the man who will not, if elected, to interfere in the internal Affairs of Hungary, and now in Budapest I hope that this will play a role. “The new President has made it clear that he is not going to export democracy to other countries — said Siyyarto. — So, Washington will cease to put pressure on us in this area.”
At the end of November 2016, the Hungarian Prime Minister talked on the phone with trump, from whom he received the invitation to Washington. Orban also said that a Republican victory will allow Western civilization to return to “true democracy and a direct, honest conversation” exempt from “the paralyzing constraints of political correctness”.
In 2014 Barack Obama, who was then a post of the head of state has called Hungary one of the countries in which “there are endless restrictions on civil society.” In addition, the Hungarian Prime Minister has repeatedly been criticized for his tough attitude towards migrants and “weakening democracy” in domestic politics.