Government spokeswoman Alexandra Szentkirályi said that investing in families means investing in the future.
Speaking in Királyháza, in western Ukraine, on Friday, at the inauguration of a kindergarten constructed in the government’s kindergarten development program, Szentkirályi said the government is committed to the family as the key unit of society and the nation. Fostering a network of educational institutions ensures that children “can remain Hungarian and that Hungarian culture will be preserved”, she said. At times of war, such inaugurations are symbolic, she said. “We build walls of kindergartens and schools instead of erecting walls between people,” she added. The kindergarten was fully reconstructed with a 25 million forint (EUR 67,700) government grant and will receive 18 children. Ukrainians fleeing the war can always count on Hungary, she said. Humanitarian aid is ongoing, and will continue as long as the country is in trouble, she said. Hungary’s government has a vested interest in a ceasefire and peace because that is the only way to save lives, she added.