At a joint press conference held with Mr. Salvini – who is also head of the Italian government party Lega – Mr. Orbán said they both believe the following:
that there will be no strong Europe without strong and successful nation states;
that on the continent priority must be given to European culture based on Christian values;
and that "Europe's borders must be defended against the migrant invasion".
Speaking about Italy's response to migration, Viktor Orbán praised Mr. Salvini for "his efforts in achieving on the sea what we have done on land".
He said that the success of these efforts is of crucial importance.
Viktor Orbán described Matteo Salvini's visit to Budapest as an honour, adding that cooperation between the governments of the two countries has reached its highest point so far.