Hungary has a vested interest in Austria's continued rejection of "all forms of terrorism and political Islam", and its help in defending Europe from migrants, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Tuesday after meeting Norbert Hofer, the head of the Freedom Party of Austria, in Budapest. At a joint press conference with Hofer, Orban said he hoped that Austria would have a stable and strong government after the election scheduled for the end of September. He called Austria a historic and strategic partner of Hungary, saying that Austria's success was in Hungary's interest. Hofer said he trusted his party would prevail in the election and that "fruitful cooperation with Hungary will then continue on inter-governmental level". He said "defence against political Islam" was a priority.