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Hungary’s foreign minister: Africa instability boosts migration

"The EU must deal with instability in the Sahel region which, similarly to the situation in Libya, could further increase pressure on Europe due to migration, The EU's operation’s ships should not be used to transport migrants to Europe"


Hungary supports every effort to bring about a ceasefire and a political resolution to the conflict, Foreign Minister Péter Szíjjártó said, adding that it was important to ward off any increase in migration that may accompany the resumption of the EU’s naval operation combatting human trafficking networks across the Mediterranean.

Hungary appreciates German efforts to quell tensions in Libya, Mr Szijjártó told  journalists during a break of a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels, noting that the Berlin initiative had brought the United States, Russia, China and the EU to the same table.

The operation’s ships should not be used to transport migrants to Europe, he cautioned. In connection with the Sahel, Péter Szijjártó said migration from the region was putting Europe under heightened pressure. Hungary’s policy of providing aid where it is needed instead of “importing problems” to Europe has concentrated on the region. This policy, he added, was already reaping dividends.


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