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Feb 07, 2020

FM: Hungary and Brazil working together to fight Global Compact for Migration

The foreign minister said UN organizations have been “caught” several times as they tried to get various resolutions approved which incorporated parts of the compact.

The foreign minister has highlighted how Hungary and Brazil are working closely together in the United Nations to ensure that the organization cannot use components of its Global Compact for Migration, which Hungary’s government rejected earlier, as a reference in international legislation.

After meeting Brazilian counterpart Ernesto Araújo yesterday, Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said UN organizations have been “caught” several times as they tried to get various resolutions approved which incorporated parts of the compact. “We have set up a joint mechanism with Brazil to prevent this,” he said.

Minister Szijjártó and Araújo also agreed to coordinate their countries’ efforts to support Christians in the Middle East. The foreign minister said the first joint investment project in the Middle East was currently being finalized.

Finally, Minister Szijjártó said Hungary would offer 250 scholarships to Brazilian students at Hungarian universities.