Hungary needs to maintain an anti-immigration policy because “only Hungarians can replace Hungarians,” Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday.

At a plenary session of the Hungarian Diaspora Council in Budapest on Thursday he said that Hungary was affected by population decline and that it should live under the illusion that that it can solve demographic issues without making its own efforts.

According to him, the Hungarian government will continue its fight against migration because it is a global phenomenon which “will stay with us”, considering that “Africa has only started moving”.

Orbán said that the supporters of migration accused Hungarians of having a “heart of stone”, adding, however, that Hungarians were actually willing to help.

Help must be taken to where the trouble is instead of bringing the trouble here, he said.