'Don't interfere,' Austria's far-right presidential candidate tells Nigel Farage
Casting his vote in his home town of Pinkafeld on Sunday, Mr Hofer pledged to build stronger ties with Vladimir Putin’s Russia and said he would be heading to both Washington and Moscow if he wins the presidency.
Hofer says he will visit Washington and Moscow if he wins the Austrian presidency today pic.twitter.com/9lL2URGDxV
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“I talked with Steve King yesterday, and he told me that I should visit Washington very soon. But I was also speaking to the ambassador of Russia, and he told me too I should visit Moscow soon,” he said.
“For me it could be important to help build a friendship between Russia and Washington,” he said.
But ruled out calling a referendum on Austria’s membership of the European Union, and called on Nigel Farage, the former Ukip leader, not to "interfere" in Austrian politics by calling for such a referendum.
2016年12月5日 05:00 JST