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Hungary and Saudi Arabia share Position on migration, terrorism

Mr. Szijjártó met with Saudi Arabian Foreign Secretary Adel bin Ahmed al Jubeir, and at the press conference following the talks, highlighted: “We have identified the points in which Hungary and Saudi Arabia represent a similar position. These include migration and the fight against terrorism”, he stated, also noting: The easing of Middle Eastern tensions is in Hungary’s interests. Security risks in the Middle East could give rise to new waves of migration aimed at Europe.


It is in Hungary’s interests for the tensions in the Middle East to ease as much as possible”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said on Friday in Budapest.

With relation to migration, he explained: “The protection of borders is important; it is important for assistance to be taken to where the trouble is, and that the root causes of migration must be handle, in addition to which action must be taken against people smugglers”. “If there are security risks in the Middle East, it could give rise to new waves of migration aimed at Europe”, Mr. Szijjártó pointed out.

The Foreign Minister also said that eliminating the root causes of migration requires humanitarian drives, which Hungary is indeed launching within the framework of its Hungary Helps Program. “Humanitarian dialogue will begin between the two countries, as a result of which we will also be launching some joint drives”, he added.

With relation to the fight against terrorism, Mr. Szijjártó said: “Efforts must continue, and the goal is the permanent elimination of the Islamic State terrorist organisation”.

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