The foreign minister said the Hungarian government has successfully helped 32 people, including ten South African and ten Nigerian diplomats leave Kyiv in its second such operation. Péter Szijjártó said that some of the staff at the Hungarian embassy, three Hungarian civilians and the foreign diplomats had left Kyiv in eleven cars on Tuesday. The convoy reached Záhony crossing station and entered Hungary late on Tuesday. Minister Szijjártó said he hoped the second round of peace talks between Ukraine and Russia would be successful.
Meanwhile, the minister said Hungary has helped 1,988 Indian students return home from Ukraine in nine aircrafts taking off from Budapest since Saturday. In the next few days, the Hungarian state will help an additional 3,000 Indians return home, Minister Szijjártó said on Facebook on Thursday. The foreign ministers of Somalia, Nigeria, Morocco and Israel have asked for help in recent days and thanked Hungary for the assistance, he added. The Indian prime minister has sent the country’s minister of petroleum and natural gas as a special commissioner to Budapest to manage the rescue operations, he added. “The Indian minister has expressed high praise for the work of Hungarian state institutions and volunteers,” Minister Szijjártó said.
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