Mike Pence praised Hungarian family policy in Budapest 

Former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence praised the Hungarian government’s family policy at the Budapest Demographic Summit. The politician said the Trump administration thought of the world in a similar way to people in the region, Euronews writes. 

„Just as the freedom fighters flooded the streets of Budapest in 1956 to shake off communist repression, in my view, the people of Central and Eastern Europe are rejecting the modern left’s vision of a world after Christianity, nation and family.” 

– said the former vice president under Donald Trump in his speech at the summit, in which he repeatedly stressed that the cornerstone of our civilization and our nations is the family.

Viktor Orbán also spoke at the conference, mentioning the support of Pope Francis in connection with Hungary’s family policy. 

“The Holy Father was here for two weeks. He encouraged us regarding family policy; he said, don’t stop. We will not give up, and we will fight the battle with Brussels to protect our children,” the Hungarian prime minister said. 

Seventy speakers from 18 countries planned to speak on sustainability and the family at the two-day demographic summit, September 23 to 24. On the Hungarian side, Katalin Novák, Minister without Portfolio for Families, also gave a speech, while Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić, Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša and Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš also spoke on the international stage. 

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán also posted a joint photo with Mike Pence on his Facebook page during his visit to Budapest. 

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