June 20th, 2019
The international community should create the conditions for communities persecuted by terrorist groups to be able to survive in their homeland and for those who have had to flee their countries to return home, Hungary's foreign minister told an anti-terrorism conference in Ulaanbaatar on Thursday. At the event organised by the United Nations and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Peter Szijjarto said more than 300 people have been killed in terrorist attacks in Europe since the migration crisis of 2015. Since then, European leaders have been intensively debating the solution to illegal migration, he said. Hungary puts the safety of its people first and has made strenuous efforts to beef up the protection of its borders, the minister said. Szijjarto said there was a strong link between illegal and uncontrolled migration and terrorism, arguing that the uncontrolled inflow of migrants allowed terrorist organisations to smuggle their fighters into Europe.