The purpose and aim of the Hungarian state is to preserve the Hungarian nation and improve the quality of life of Hungarians, Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén told an online conference organised by the Friends of Hungary Foundation.
The only way the Hungarian nation will survive is if every part of it survives, Semjén, the deputy PM in charge of Hungarian communities abroad, church policy and national and ethnic minorities, said. If a part of the nation, such as the ethnic Hungarian communities in Slovakia or Romania, were to disappear, it would endanger the survival of the nation as a whole, he said. “Every nation is a unique and one-of-a-kind asset,” Semjén said. “They possess values that only they can give to humanity, so anything that truncates the existence of a nation ultimately truncates the wealth of humanity’s assets.”