Hungary pledges to help end Boko Haram insurgency

Posted by News Express | 24 October 2015 | 2,023 times

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Hungary has pledged to support efforts by the Nigerian Armed Forces to end the Boko Haram insurgency that has ravaged the country’s North-East since 2009.

Hungarian Vice Prime Minister Mr Zsolt Semjen made the pledge yesterday during an audience with President Muhammadu Buhari in the Presidetial Villa, Abuja.

He said that terrorism was a global challenge, adding: “The extremism of Boko Haram is not Islamic. It runs contrary to all human philosophies.”

Mr. Semjen also promised that Hungary would deploy its expertise in the area of agriculture to assist Nigeria.

He congratulated Nigeria on its last general elections, saying added that Hungary looked forward to signing agreements with the country on more bilateral cooperation.

Welcoming the delegation, President Buhari said that he looks forward to increased bilateral cooperation between Nigeria and Hungary, since both countries have a lot in common.

President Buhari said that his administration will welcome the strengthening and expansion of cooperation between both countries in the areas of security and agricultural development.

“Hungary faces some immigration challenges today, just like other parts of Europe. We also have our challenges in the North-Eastern part of Nigeria. Hungary is able to fully understand our problems, and we can work together,” he said.

•State House Photo shows President Muhammadu Buhari receiving the Deputy Prime Minister/Deputy Head of Government of Hungary, Mr Zsolt Semjen, accompanied by the Deputy State Secretary, Mr Szilveszter BUS . . . yesterday during a courtesy visit to the State House in Abuja.

Source: News Express

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