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Presidental Visit To Australia – János Áder Talks With Australian Top Officials And Visits 1956 Commemorations

By Robert Velkey // 2016.11.11.

Hungarian President János Áder met top officials of Australia in Canberra on Thursday during an official visit to the country. Áder told public television M1 that migration, climate change and a prospective global water crisis were major issues discussed at talks with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Governor-General Peter Cosgrove.


The Hungarian President said Australia had gained experience in handling the problem of scarce water supplies to the public and in farming during draughts over the past decades. Áder also noted that Australia had been pursuing a consistent and rather strict migrant policy which EU leaders should examine. Australia has implemented strict rules on granting asylum and “tough” measures punishing human smugglers as a result of which illegal immigration had considerably dropped in that country.

Canberra, 2016. november 10. Áder János köztársasági elnök koszorúz felesége, Herczegh Anita társaságában Canberrában, az Ausztrál Háborús Emlékhelyen (Australian War Memorial) 2016. november 10-én. Középen Szegõ László, az államfõ fõhadsegédje. MTI Fotó: Bruzák Noémi

He said his visit to Australia also served to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Hungary’s 1956 antiSoviet revolution and freedom fight with Australia’s Hungarian communities. Mr. Áder said he attended commemorations in Melbourne and Sydney where the largest Hungarian communities live.


photos:; Noémi Bruzák / MTI