EU member vows not to criticize PH internal affairs

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A member of the European Union promised that the EU will not interfere with the state of affairs in the Philippines asserting that “it’s only Filipino people who have the right to make a decision about who is leading this country.”
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Hungarian foreign and trade minister Peter Szijjarto told reporters it will never “judge or criticize” the country’s leader, President Rodrigo Duterte, who was elected by the Filipinos in May 2016.

Hungarian foreign and trade minister Peter Szijjarto said that the EU is not a country that would comment “on internal and domestic issues” of other countries, despite the fact that other EU members have issued several statements against President Rodrigo Duterte.


Contrary to earlier criticisms, Szijjarto said that the EU “will never judge and criticize internal developments of other countries,” in the same way that the EU expects other countries not to “judge and criticize” their own “domestic and internal developments”.

“Actually, we are a country which never comments on internal and domestic issues. We understand that it’s only Filipino people who have the right to make a decision about who is leading this country and as we expect others not to judge and criticize our domestic and internal developments, we will never judge and criticize internal developments of other countries,” he said.

Additionally, Szijjarto was the first EU member to visit the Philippines, specifically Davao City, and said that “Hungary attaches a great significance to the cooperation with the Philippines as the major Christian country in (ASEAN) region.”



Source: Manila Bulletin
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