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Szijjártó Discusses Major Investment Programme in Uganda

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.03.12.

Hungary will implement “the largest foreign investment project in its history”, worth 5.1 billion forints (EUR 16.2m), in Uganda, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó told wire service MTI by phone from Kampala on Tuesday.

The project, implemented in cooperation with the Ugandan government, will “help locals and refugees prosper in the country so that they do not need to migrate to Europe”, Szijjártó said.

Szijjártó noted that Uganda has accommodated some 1.5 million refugees from neighbouring countries, the largest number in Africa. He added that Uganda is crucial for stability and peace in East Africa.

As part of the project, Hungary will deploy a water purification system to serve the largest refugee camp in the country, accommodating some 200,000 people. Hungarian companies will also introduce a biometric personal identification system to register the refugees, and help with agricultural developments, Szijjártó added.

featured image: Szijjártó with Ugandan counterpart Sam Kutesa; via MTI/KKM/Sztojcsev Mitko