Hungary has agreed with Kenya to launch a 50 million US dollar tied aid programme, Péter Szijjártó, the minister of foreign affairs and trade, said on Thursday after meeting his Kenyan counterpart Monica Juma.
Szijjártó told a news conference that Hungarian companies are building two hospitals in Kenya for 35 million dollars, while a food development scheme worth 10 million dollars will also be soon under way. Hungarian companies are investing 5 million dollars to upgrade their irrigation systems there, he added.
Meanwhile, Szijjártó said the challenges facing the European Union had a strong security dimension, so there was increasing importance attached to cooperation with sub-Saharan Africa to prevent migration and the associated risk of terrorism.
Juma noted that Hungarian President János Áder will pay an official visit to Kenya in January.