Austria's President Visited Budapest

Budapest and Vienna honour the Paris agreement

MH – 2017.06.14. 08:34 –

Alexander Van der Bellen and János Áder talked about the Paris climate agreement, bilateral relations and also about migration.

Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen and his Hungarian counterpart János Áder discussed bilateral and international questions, focusing on the protection of the environment during their meeting in Budapest on Tuesday. "Hungary and Austria are both committed in executing the Paris agreement, and in elaborating its relevant regulations", Mr. Áder said at their press briefing. "We have to make it clear that the decision of the American President to quit the agreement cannot influence its execution", he added.

"According to Hungary, the borders of Europe must be protected, the migrants must be kept safe temporarily in their first country of arrival, and the conditions in their homeland must be insured, in order for them to get back to their homes as soon as possible", Mr. Áder said after being asked about Hungary's opposition to the relocation scheme.