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Official: Government considers ethnic Hungarian farmers strategic allies

The government considers ethnic Hungarian farmers in other countries strategic partners, a ministry of agriculture official told the 12th Cooperation Forum of the Carpathian Basin on Monday.

State secretary Sandor Farkas said that beyond being an annual professional forum, the event was also a “celebration” demonstrating the power of regional cooperation. “We share what we have in order to have more,” he added.

Barna Pal Zsigmond, the state secretary at the ministry of European Union affairs, said cooperation between Hungarians and ethnic Hungarians abroad was also working effectively also in the agricultural sector.

Arpad Janos Potapi, the state secretary in charge of policies for Hungarian communities, said networks played an important role also in the case of ethnic Hungarian farmers abroad who represent the largest network of the Carpathian Basin. “All efforts must be made to keep Hungarian land in Hungarian ownership and help Hungarian farmers to as much land as possible,” he added.

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