Zoltan Kovacs, the spokesman for the Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orbán, said his country did not intend to scold the UK for voting Leave in the EU referendum.
He said Hungary hoped for a “fair Brexit” and slammed those who want Britain to pay a hefty price to leave the European bloc.
“I don’t believe the Hungarian attitude should be coming on that way (sic), on that line at all. If someone talks about a punishment, he or she is on the wrong track,” he told Sky News.
“It should be done, I mean negotiations, Brexit should be done in a fair way that is mutually beneficial for everyone and I don’t believe that the European institutions are in a position to dictate.”
Zoltán Kovács said he hoped for a "fair Brexit"
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Brexit should be done in a fair way that is mutually beneficial for everyone and I don’t believe that the European institutions are in a position to dictate
The comments come following reports of a rumoured £50billion Brexit price tag.
Mr Kovacs was also quizzed on Hungary’s stance on allowing the UK to have access to the single market after leaving the single market.
He said: “The answer will be a European answer because membership in the European Union is run on an institutional basis.
“Very obviously Hungary has its own perspective, we were outspoken on that and that is the security of our own citizens working here [the UK], living here on an equal footing, I think that’s what we’re going to insist to.
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“But otherwise under the direction of the Council, run by the Commission, the negations should be done by the 27 together.”
The Government spokesman and secretary of state for public diplomacy had previously said he would vote for Hungary to leave the EU after Brussels failed to take control of the migrant crisis.
Mr Kovacs said: "Seeing the EU's recent migration politics, I would vote to leave the EU in case of a referendum. This is my personal opinion.
"This is the reason why we have to do everything to change the EU's migration politics in the future.
"The EU's plan regards to the mandatory migration quotas is a nonsense."
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