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Hungary Signs USD 50 million Tied Aid with Kenya

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.11.28.

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.

Featured photo by Noémi Bruzák/MTI