Hungarian Diaspora Council and Permanent Conference to meet next week
The Hungarian Diaspora Council and the Hungarian Permanent Conference (Máért) will hold their annual assemblies on November 9-10 in Budapest, the state secretary for Hungarian communities abroad said on Tuesday.
Both events will be opened by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, Árpád János Potápi told a press conference.
Máért’s meeting will hold a vote on next year’s thematic plan which focuses on supporting Hungarian families beyond the borders, he said. The event will close with adopting a statement assessing major decisions taken in 2017 on measures helping Hungarians beyond the borders, Potápi added.
Deputy State Secretary Péter Szilágyi said that the Diaspora Council meeting will this year be attended by altogether 93 representative groups compared with 75 last year.
The Minority SafePack European citizens’ initiative of the Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN) will be presented at the Diaspora Council meeting and the Máért meeting.
The initiative involves collecting one million signatures calling on the EU to improve minority protection and there will an opportunity to sign it at the meetings, he said.
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