Hungarian anti-immigration prime minister Viktor Orban who is on an official visit to Montenegro, and the country’s premier Duško Marković held a joint press conference on Tuesday in Podgorica, following their official talks earlier in the day.
Both PMs agreed and stated that the relations between the two countries are at the highest level, characterised by the alliance in NATO, European integration co-operation and the extraordinary room for investing in the Montenegrin economy, as is mentioned on the governmental webpage of Montenegro.
Orban told his counterpart that “Great opportunities are ahead of us. We will be glad to take part in modernising the Montenegrin economy”, with Marković saying that “Hungarian investors are welcome, Montenegro is becoming more and more attractive to companies from all over the world and we are especially looking forward to see our partners and friends, such as Hungary, recognise that they can use it in mutual interest.”
Regarding Montenegro and its NATO membership, the Hungarian premier noted this:
However, when the two men reached the practical part of dealing with migration, although Orban offered to help Montenegro “defend” its borders from a rising number of migrants and refugees, Montenegro’s PM replied that there was no need yet for a Hungarian-style fence. Let us not forget that this is not the first time in recent months that something like this is happening. Last, May too, Budapest offered to donate a fence to Podgorica, with the latter saying that this was not necessary, “so far”.
Orban’s administration “has built two rows of razor-wire fence on its southern border with Serbia”, the AP reminds its readers, “after hundreds of thousands of migrants passed through in 2015.”
While Orban keeps slamming the Union for the “wrong” -in his opinion- handling of the particular crisis and insisting from Podgorica that “Europe is still making serious mistakes”, especially ever since 2015 (when the it put on the razor-wire fence) relations between Hungary and the bloc have been tense due to Orban’s administration strict anti-migration and anti-refugee…. / IBNA