State Secretary Levente Magyar has confirmed that Hungary will not take part in any kind of redistribution of Afghan refugees. “Our position is rock solid: no one can enter Hungary without official approval, and we will only take in those Afghan citizens who had helped the Hungarian troops in some way over the past several years,” Magyar said.
According to MTI, Magyar added that operations to rescue further Hungarian civilians from Afghanistan and Afghans that earlier helped Hungarian troops in the country could be carried out over several weeks but it was most important to evacuate those stranded there as quickly as possible. It was also uncertain, he said, whether the Afghan civilians who have been told that they could leave would make it to the Kabul airport. Not even all the Hungarians in the country have made it there yet, he added. Meanwhile, he said the Afghan citizens who will board the Hungarian planes had undergone national security screenings.