Speaking at the XVI Kufstein Conference in Felsőpulya, Burgenland, János Árpád Potápi, minister of state for national policy of the Prime Minister’s Office, said that preserving achievements is necessary to further strengthen the identity of Hungarian communities and ensure that everyone can prosper in their homeland.
The economic difficulties are due to the Ukrainian-Russian war and the sanctions of the European Union, he said, adding that Slovakia, Hungary and Romania border Ukraine and the recession is affecting the whole of Europe.
He also pointed out that the Kufstein conference is one of the most important national policy meetings outside our borders since the change of regime.
The event was attended by representatives of the major Hungarian organizations in the Carpathian Basin including Hunor Kelemen (president of the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania), István Pásztor (president of the Association of Hungarians of Vojvodina), Róbert Jankovics (president of the Democratic Community of Hungarians in Croatia), and Krisztián Forró (president of the Association of Hungarians in Slovakia), as well as representatives of teachers from Transcarpathia, Transylvania, Upper Hungary, Croatia, Southern Hungary and the Western European diaspora.
Károly Páncél, president of the Committee on National Unity, was also present.