Hungary had not only acted in good faith when it repatriated the Azeri convicted for murdering an Armenian, but it did so according to European legal and civilized norms, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told the country’s public radio in an interview broadcast on Friday.
In Orbán’s words, the events surrounding the current dispute between Azerbaijan and Armenia were not about Hungary, but about two other countries. “This dispute is not about us, this is not our conflict, this is not Hungary’s interest,” he stated.
He added that it was in Hungary’s interest to “stay out of this conflict, and this is now the case.”
Hungary can be proud of its cabinet, which followed transparent European legal practice well known to all, Orbán said. If a state guarantees in writing that they will continue the sentence of a criminal convicted in Hungary, Hungary will transfer the person.
“If we get a written statement, we will fulfill the request,” Hungarian PM said.