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Mar 22, 2019

PM Orbán will be joined by former French President Nicolas Sarkozy at migration conference

The MCC Budapest Summit on Migration, organized by Mathias Corvinus Collegium, runs from Friday through to Sunday

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will be joined by former French President Nicolas Sarkozy to speak at the first international migration conference in Budapest this weekend.

The MCC Budapest Summit on Migration, organized by Mathias Corvinus Collegium, runs from Friday through to Sunday and will be attended by many experts in the field from around the world.

The conference will be opened by conservative philosopher András Lánczi, rector of the Budapest Corvinus University.

"Migration is a crucial issue of our time. Our aim is to provide a forum for a high-level professional debate for local and international scientists to discuss the topic and present their perhaps even diverging views," said conference organizer Zoltán Szalai, managing director of Mathias Corvinus Collegium.

Speakers include Douglas Murray, British author of the book The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam, Dutch-American activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a contemporary critic of Islam and former members of the British and Israeli intelligence services. Former Czech President Vaclav Klaus has also been invited, but his arrival has not yet been confirmed.

Topics include the triggers and effects of migration, the compatibility of sharia law with democracy and security policy aspects of migration.