PANCEVO – If I were a Hungarian living in Serbia, I would vote for the Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians, and if I were a Serb, then it would be the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS), Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said at an SNS party convention in Pancevo, near Belgrade, in the Serbian language, on Tuesday.

Speaking in Serbian and Hungarian, Szijjarto said he had come as a friend of the Serbian prime minister and that today, a Hungarian minister addressing a meeting of a Serbian party could mean only one thing – support.

It wasn’t always so. But thanks to the government of Aleksandar Vucic, relations between Serbia and Hungary are now at their highest level in history, said the Hungarian minister.

I came to tell you that Hungary highly appreciates all efforts made by Serbia. Our two countries have recently arrived at a historic trust, Szijjarto said, stressing that the two countries had shown a good example to the entire Europe.

We have created such a mutual friendship that each and every Serb and Hungarian had every right to be proud of, said Szijjarto.

He said that it was in Hungary’s interest for Serbia to be a strong and respected country, and it was also in the interest of Hungarians who live in this country, who are the strongest link between Serbia and Hungary.

“There are few senior officials from other countries that would come to a convention like this to speak so well of somebody’s government,” said SNS leader Aleksandar Vucic, thanking Szijjarto for his visit and support.