State secretary Tristan Azbej represented the Hungarian government at a meeting of development ministers of the European Union held in Stockholm on Wednesday and Thursday, the foreign ministry said.
The meeting focused on global health issues, the war in Ukraine and reconstruction efforts as well as a reform of multilateral banks, the ministry said in a statement on Friday.
At the meeting, Azbej talked about Hungary’s humanitarian programme to help victims of the war, and said the Hungarian government “continues in its commitment to the Ukrainian people suffering from aggression”. Hungary urges an immediate ceasefire and peace talks, he added.
Participating in international development cooperation is a priority for the government, the official said, adding that Hungary had tripled its contribution to development initiatives in the past decade. The government also maintains its position to stop migration and is against any measures further boosting migratory trends, he said.