Hungary Discusses Migration & Bilateral Ties With Uganda

  • 14 Sep 2018 7:47 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Hungary Discusses Migration & Bilateral Ties With Uganda
Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó discussed migration and bilateral relations with Sam Kahamba Kutesa, his Ugandan counterpart, in Budapest.

African countries that help to prevent an exodus of migrants to Europe receive support, Szijjártó told a joint press conference after the talks. Uganda is one of these countries, he said.

Uganda has contributed to stability in the region and has provided safe harbour to half a million refugees from the neighbouring countries. Uganda also supports the Hungarian government’s policy of preventing a further wave of migrants to Europe by providing help in their home countries, he said.

Concerning cooperation on migration, Szijjártó noted an agreement reached on a development programme Hungary has offered to Uganda. Under the scheme, Hungary will provide water-supply and solarpower technologies and install a cyber security system in refugee camps.

Szijjártó said they also agreed on strengthening cooperation between the two countries’ counter-terrorism agencies. Sam Kahamba Kutesa underlined cooperation possibilities in antiterrorism efforts and agriculture among several areas.

MTI Photo: Soós Lajos

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