“We agree with the UN’s food and agriculture organisations (FAO, IFAD, WFP) that people living in rural areas in developing countries must be given assistance on site to help them find their livelihoods and not be forced to leave their homes”, the Ministry of Agriculture’s Minster of State for Public Administration Andrea Gulyás stressed on Monday at a press conference in Budapest to mark World Food Day.
“It is in the interests of both Hungary and Europe for the Balkan migration route to remain closed, and in view of the fact that Macedonia is a country of key importance in this regard, we are cooperating with those Macedonian forces that are practicing this policy”, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said at a press conference in Ohrid.
The construction of the school in the Iraqi city of Erbil, which is being funded within the framework of the Government’s Hungary Helps programme, is progressing according to schedule. Construction of the high school for refugee children from Iraq and Syria is being realised on a 3800 square metre plot owned by the Chaldean Church in the Lebanese Village district of Ankawa, Erbil’s Christian quarter. Fighting against the Islamic State terrorist organisation was going on just 50 kilometres away from the site until very recently.
“The two most important tasks of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development are the eradication of poverty and famine, a prerequisite of which is to make economic and natural resources available to everyone”, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas stressed on Monday in Budapest at an informal regional meeting of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
“Nineteen illegal immigrants were apprehended on the country’s territory from Friday to Sunday”, the National Police Headquarters informed Hungarian news agency MTI on Monday. According to the statistics, which have also been published on the police.hu website, six, nine and two foreign nationals who were in Hungary illegally were apprehended on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively, and accompanied back by police to the other side of the temporary border security fence. Two migrants were caught along Hungary’s borders with Romania and Ukraine.