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Nov 26, 2019

FM: Hungary will only support mechanism that supports repatriating migrants

Minister Szijjártó stated that Hungary believes in providing help at the location where it is needed. The government has contributed HUF 7 billion (EUR 20.9m) to job creation schemes, water management and hygiene services in Africa so far this year.

The foreign minister has announced that Hungary will only support an agreement between the EU and Africa that provides an effective mechanism for repatriating migrants and helps Africa retain its population.

Following a meeting with his EU counterparts, Péter Szijjártó said it was clear that “pro-migration forces are again in full swing”.

When referring to discussions at the meeting on the 2000 ACP-EU agreement, Minister Szijjártó said that “it is clear that the African side and several EU members, together with the European Commission, seek to amend that deal with components promoting migration, highlighting its positive effects”.

According to MTI, the minister said Hungary believes Africa should be supported in a way that allows the continent’s rapidly growing population to prosper in their homelands, so that setting off for Europe is not their only option.

The minister added that Hungary will not support the document if it includes any references to the UN’s global migration and asylum compacts and insisted that those documents were “still stealthily being forced” into international law.

Minister Szijjártó stated that Hungary believes in providing help at the location where it is needed. The government has contributed HUF 7 billion (EUR 20.9m) to job creation schemes, water management and hygiene services in Africa so far this year.

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