Szijjártó: Parts Of World Safe To Date Now Threatened

  • 26 Sep 2018 7:28 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Szijjártó: Parts Of World Safe To Date Now Threatened
Due to new security challenges, parts of the world that have so far been regarded as safe are now under threat, Péter Szijjártó, the foreign minister, said in New York at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit held to coincide with the United Nations General Assembly.

Szijjártó identified “massive and uncontrolled” migration flows that give terrorist groups the opportunity to infiltrate other parts of the world. “This is why joint action must be taken against illegal migration,” he said.

The view that migration is a fundamental human right should be rooted out, he added. The minister also noted threats to national and religious minorities, saying it was a duty of international organisations to act to defend them and guarantee their rights.

These minorities should be seen as seedbeds of friendship rather than sources of tensions, he said.

Szijjártó also held several bilateral meetings on Monday, including with Cardinal Timothy C. Dolan, with whom he discussed the persecution of Christians around the world. He also met representatives of several leading pharmaceutical companies.

Besides Hungary’s car industry, a leading driver of research and development in the country is its pharmaceutical sector.

MTI photo: KKM / Mitko Sztojcsev

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