Budapest, November 11 (MTI) – Hungarian President János Áder met top officials of Australia in Canberra on Thursday during an official visit to the country.
Áder told public television M1 that migration, climate change and a prospective global water crisis were major issues discussed at talks with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Governor-General Peter Cosgrove.
Áder said Australia had been pursuing a consistent and rather strict migrant policy which EU leaders should examine.
He noted Australia’s strict rules on granting asylum and “tough” measures punishing human smugglers as a result of which illegal immigration had considerably dropped in that country.
Áder said Australia had gained experience in handling the problem of scarce water supplies to the public and in farming during draughts over the past decades.
He said his visit to Australia also served to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Hungary’s 1956 anti-Soviet revolution and freedom fight with Australia’s Hungarian communities.
He said he attended commemorations in Melbourne and Sydney where the largest Hungarian communities live.