Kristof Szalay-Bobrovniczky - Photo: MTI

Defence Minister in talks with Kenya, Niger counterparts

Since illegal migration traces its roots to Africa, Hungary's defence minister said he had held talks with his counterparts from Kenya and Niger in Brussels with the aim of "protecting the Hungarian people and Europe".

Kristof Szalay-Bobrovniczky said in a video posted on Facebook on Wednesday that Hungary’s security went far beyond protecting its borders, and he noted “the constant pressure of illegal migration” at the country’s southern borders.

He said this pressure could be traced back to Africa, so it was “highly important to monitor what’s going on in these countries”.

As well as the meeting of EU defence and foreign ministers, a security policy conference is taking place in Brussels, attended by representatives of many African countries, he noted.

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