The Hungarian government is prepared to hold talks on any issue but does not accept anyone questioning its commitment to democracy, Hungarian Foreign Minister Janos Martonyi said in Esztergom, N Hungary, on Thursday.
Hungarians see themselves differently than they are seen abroad, he said, adding that there are many things which the world cannot understand.
“The world will never understand our pains and spiritual wounds. We ask the world … to try to understand us,” Martonyi said.
The minister said that Hungary’s disputes with its neighbours focused on human rights, which applied to both individuals and communities.
“We ask all our neighbours to get used to the idea that there is no individual identity without communal identity. If they understand this, they will better understand the European identity, too,” he said.