Speaker of the Hungarian Parliament Laszlo Kover said on Saturday in Turda that the response to Prime Minister Mihai Tudose's recent statements on the subject of the Szekely Land must be in a calm, peaceful and tolerant tone.
The Hungarians have come under harsh attacks following the statements of Romania's Prime Minister. We must not respond in the same tone, but with calm, in a spirit of peace and tolerance. We have national communities living here, on this territory and in other parts of Europe. We must be aware that these national communities represent a resource, a potential for the development of the countries where they live. We rely on each other, these national communities rely on each other and act together for the development of their countries and of their regions. If we don't confront each other but instead work together, we will be able to be in Central and Eastern Europe a power that cannot be ignored by either the East or the West, Laszlo Kover told the religious events organized by the Unitarian Church in celebration of the 450th anniversary of the proclamation of the Edict of Religious Freedom adopted at Turda on January 28, 1568.
Among the participants in the event were Hungary's Minister of Human Resources Zoltan Balog, chairman of the Hungarian Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee Zsolt Nemeth, Secretary of State for Religious Affairs Victor Opaschi, national leader of the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) Kelemen Hunor and bishops of the historic Churches of Transylvania.