Budapest, December 1 (MTI) – Hungary has submitted a bid to host a UNICEF service centre in Budapest, daily Magyar Nemzet said today, citing the foreign ministry’s office for security policy and international cooperation.

The office told the paper that the government decided last week to submit a bid and this happened on Nov. 28.

Ever since the international organisation decided to move away from New York, several countries have expressed their willingness to host its offices, the Czech Republic being another contender in eastern Europe.

A final decision in the matter is expected in the second half of December.

According to the paper, the centre will employ some 350 people and if Budapest is picked, 90 percent of the employees will be Hungarian.


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