PM Viktor Orbán: We should break out of the prison of political and philosophical preconceptions

Thursday, June 2, 2016

The prime minister held an hour-long discussion with Sheikha Ahmed al-Tayeb, the head of Cairo's al-Azhar mosque as part of his official visit to Egypt

The prime minister discussed Egyptian-Hungarian relations and exchanged views on European politics with Sheikha Ahmed al-Tayeb, the head of the Sunni Muslim world's spiritual center, the al-Azhar mosque in Cairo on Thursday.

The prime minister and the head of the Islamic world's most important religious university held an hour-long discussion of European politics, paying particular attention to the misunderstanding of Egyptian politics by European politicians.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán remarked that it would be very beneficial if the two sides could break out of the prison of "political and philosophical preconceptions" because evaluating events in Egypt by using current European political vocabulary is very difficult and even more difficult to give an advice.

Sheikha Ahmed al-Tayeb called the meeting with the Hungarian prime minister extremely useful, and fruitful; the religious leader expressed his desire to learn more about the Hungarian people and Hungarian culture; the prime minister therefore, invited Sheikha Ahmed al-Tayeb to visit Hungary, which the religious leader accepted said the Prime Minister's Press Officer Bertalan Havasi.

(MTI –

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