Prime Minister Viktor Orbán went to inspect the Hungary-Ukraine border station at Barabas on Friday morning, his press chief said.
The prime minister, state secretary Miklós Soltész and government spokeswoman Alexandra Szentkirályi were briefed by border police about the security situation, the number of refugees crossing to Hungary from Ukraine and the circumstances of their reception, Bertalan Havasi told MTI.
Orbán also visited the aid points of the Catholic Caritas and the Ecumenical Charity in Barabás and was briefed about the services offered to refugees.
Orbán moved to stay in the border region for three days on Wednesday to monitor the situation and organise preparations for a new wave of refugees.
Meanwhile, Gergely Gulyás, the prime minister’s chief of staff, attended the inauguration of a sports hall built with a 6.5 billion forint (EUR 17.4m) government grant as an annex to the Cistercian Order’s Szent Imre Gymnasium on the Buda side of the capital on Friday.
In his address, Gulyás said that it was a governmental duty to support institutions raising the next generations.
Helping development of institutions such as the prestigious secondary school “is in the interest of the country and of Budapest, too”,
he said. The school, in the long run, “works to ensure that there will be people committed to the nation, for whom the fate of the country is important”, he said.
Daily exercise is part and parcel of education, therefore ensuring conditions to facilitate sports at school on a daily basis is a top priority for the government, Gulyas said.