István Nagy, Minister of Agriculture, said Hungary, as a committed member of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) helps attain the goals of sustainable development by offering a scholarship program to nearly 50 countries and financing joint projects.
Minister Nagy met with Qu Dongyu, FAO Director-General, in Budapest. During his stay in Hungary from November 25 to 27, the director-general held talks with the minister and visited FAO’s Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia and Shared Service Centre, which have been operating in Budapest for nearly 15 years. Nagy assured Qu Dongyu that Hungary would continue to grant scholarships to youths from developing countries for their masters studies, and provide Hungarian experts for FAO projects. They agreed that the Ukraine-Russia war waged in Hungary’s neighbourhood was a grave threat to global food supply. Qu Dongyu invited the minister to FAO’s Rome Headquarters to present Hungary’s experience in water management.