Hungarian foreign minister discusses migration, bilateral ties with Ugandan counterpart
Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó discussed migration and bilateral relations with Sam Kahamba Kutesa, his Ugandan counterpart, in Budapest on Thursday.
African countries that help to prevent an exodus of migrants to Europe must receive support, Szijjártó told a joint press conference after the talks. Uganda is one of these countries, he said.
Uganda has contributed to stability in the region and has provided safe harbour to half a million refugees from the neighbouring countries,
Szijjártó said. Uganda also supports the Hungarian government’s policy of preventing a further wave of migrants to Europe by providing help in their home countries.
Concerning cooperation on migration, Szijjártó noted an agreement reached on a development programme Hungary has offered to Uganda. Under the scheme,
Hungary will provide water-supply and solar-power technologies and install a cyber security system in refugee camps.
Szijjártó said they also agreed on strengthening cooperation between the two countries’ counter-terrorism agencies.
Sam Kahamba Kutesa underlined cooperation possibilities in anti-terrorism efforts and agriculture among several areas.
As we wrote last year, Hungary opens an embassy in the Republic of Uganda, Africa. Ferenc Dancs, deputy state secretary for international cooperation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, visited Uganda’s capital Kampala, and an agreement was reached, read more HERE.
We also wrote last year, in 2017 a group of delegates from the Hungarian Ferromark-Trading Ltd. visited the Hungarian Trade and Cultural Center’s (HTCC) office in Uganda. The Ferromark-Trading delegation had discussions with the Ugandan Minister of State for the Environment, the National Environmental Authorities and the representatives of many Ugandan companies. Negotiations have been made on the cooperation between authorities and on the transmission of data and information, read more details HERE.