Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban has declared that Hungarians ‘do not want to become a mixed race’ and have no interest in associating with ‘non-Europeans’.
The far-right leader said multicultural countries in Western Europe, where Europeans and non-Europeans live together, are ‘no longer nations’.
Orban, 59, defended his vision of an ‘unmixed Hungarian race’ as he criticised mixing with ‘non-Europeans’ during a speech in Romania on Saturday.
‘We move, we work elsewhere, we mix within Europe,’ he said at the Baile Tusnad Summer University in Romania’s Transylvania region, home to a large Hungarian community.
‘But we don’t want to be a mixed race’, a ‘multi-ethnic’ people who would mix with ‘non-Europeans’, he said.
During his speech, Orban argued that the ‘West is split in two,’ with one half being the countries where Europeans mix with non-Europeans, the Daily News Hungary reported. ‘Those countries are no longer nations,’ he added, pointing to Western Europe.
The PM added that those countries ‘continue to fight central Europe to change us to be like them’.
‘In a spiritual sense, the West has moved to central Europe,’ Orban added.