June 13th, 2019
Hungary's government is committed to its policy of providing help at the location where it is needed, the foreign minister told a conference on the European aid programme supporting Syria and Iraq in Budapest on Thursday. "Our migration policy is clear," Peter Szijjarto said. "But the only things most of the world knows about it are that we insist on our right to decide ... whom we want to live together with, that we protect our borders, don't allow in illegal migrants and that we insist on our national, religious, historical and cultural identity." Less is said about "the other part of our policy", the minister said. Szijjarto underlined the government's position that the root causes of migration should be eliminated and help should be provided to allow everyone to live in peace in their homeland or to return there as quickly as possible.