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Climate Change, Migration Focus of Hungarian, Slovak Presidents’ Talks

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.07.11.

Climate change, migration and energy issues were at the heart of talks between Hungarian President János Áder and Zuzana Caputova, his Slovakian counterpart, in Budapest on Thursday.

At the talks in the presidential Sandor Palace, Áder underlined that the world “is in the eleventh hour” to act on climate change.

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The two leaders agreed that the use of nuclear energy was indispensable in achieving climate protection goals.

As regards migration, Áder and Caputova both highlighted the importance of prevention.

Caputova underlined her campaign pledge of striving to also be the president of Slovakia’s 450,000 citizens who identify as Hungarian.

She said she strongly believed in the concept that “a liberal democracy that guarantees each and every citizen equal rights can also be the most effective tool of protecting minorities”.

Featured photo by Noémi Bruzák/MTI