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Apr 20, 2018

Hungarian Justice Minister says Europe should do more to help Jordan and neighbouring countries that host Syrian refugees

During an official tour of the country, László Trócsányi told the Jordan Times that the EU should offer more than just moral support

Hungarian Justice Minister László Trócsányi has said that Europe should do more to help Jordan and neighbouring countries that host Syrian refugees.

During an official tour of the country, Trócsányi told the Jordan Times that the EU should offer more than just moral support.

“We realize that moral support is much more than the actual aid you are getting from the international community ... moral support is essential but we would like to see more concrete aid coming from Europe to Jordan,” Tócsányi said.

The minister said it was vitally important to continue providing support to Jordan and neighbouring countries hosting Syrian refugees until a solution is found to the Syrian crisis and the conditions are created for refugees to return to their homeland.

“Eliminating the conflict in Syria will stop migration and allow refugees in these countries like Jordan to return,” Trócsányi said.

Official figures show that Jordan currently houses 1.3 million refugees who have fled the war in Syria and other neighbouring countries also hold large numbers.

While in the Middle Eastern country, Trócsányi met his counterpart Awad Al Mashqaba, lawmakers and representatives of the judiciary. According to MTI, the minister described his talks as “fruitful”, saying that Hungary was “keen to strengthen cooperation with Jordan in the judicial and legal fields and exchange of expertise.”