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Apr 12, 2019

FM: Education is key to eliminating mass illegal migration

Minister Szijjártó said the world must also create the conditions for persecuted communities to remain in their homelands, adding that troubled regions should receive technological assistance and the world must help stabilise countries around warzones

The foreign minister has said that providing pathways to education to people in need and stabilising countries near warzones are key steps to eliminating the problem of mass illegal migration.

Addressing the partnership forum of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Péter Szijjártó outlined four elements he said were crucial to handling illegal migration.

He outlined how would-be migrants need to be given a competitive education, and in order to achieve this, the international community must launch scholarship programs.

Minister Szijjártó said the world must also create the conditions for persecuted communities to remain in their homelands, adding that troubled regions should receive technological assistance and the world must help stabilise countries around warzones.

The minister highlighted how Hungary is a leader in providing assistance in all these areas, noting that the Hungarian government has provided scholarships to 5,400 foreign university students. These students can then use the knowledge they acquire in Hungary to help modernise their own countries.

The minister said  to support countries surrounding warzones so they can provide care for refugees. That is why Hungary provides such support to Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt, Minister Szijjártó said.