Government official: Hungary supports peace
Addressing a commemoration held by local Hungarians, Szilagyi said that “Hungary today is seeking the difficult path of representing Hungarian interests with the same unwavering consistency as it did in 1848 when it put self-determination first”.
Szilagyi said that the government elected in 2010 had defined promoting the preservation of diaspora Hungarians’ national identity a strategic goal. The Hungarian Diaspora Council was established in 2013 to serve that goal and has now 100 organisations helping its work in over 30 countries, he added.
“Thanks to joint efforts over the past years, diaspora Hungarians have gained new impetus: through the various programmes and grants, we have proven that Hungarians around the world can count on us,” Szilagyi said.