Published: November 23 2023
Hungary's diaspora policy has gained significant interest from Turkic states, with the Minister of State for National Policy highlighting the growing concern for preserving national identities and maintaining relations with compatriots abroad. Hungarian delegation presented the government's responsibility for Hungarians living abroad, as well as initiatives such as the diaspora forum and welcome offices.
Turkic States' Concerns
Turkic states, including Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkey, are increasingly concerned about preserving their national identities in the diaspora. They are also focused on maintaining relationships with their compatriots abroad.
Hungary has established initiatives to support its diaspora, such as the diaspora forum and the program named after Sándor Kőrösi Csoma and Sándor Petőfi. The government has also introduced welcome offices to facilitate easier access to citizenship for Hungarians living abroad.
Bilateral Talks and Representation
During the conference, Minister Potápi had bilateral talks with the Azeri and Kazakh delegations. It was noted that all Turkic states have permanent representations in Budapest, which greatly facilitates dialogue and collaboration.
This is the second time Hungary has been represented at the Organization of Turkic States' conference on diaspora. The first meeting took place in Baku, Azerbaijan, in 2022. Hungary's participation in these conferences highlights its commitment to supporting its diaspora and sharing its experiences with other nations.
Questions & Answers
What is the Hungarian government's diaspora policy? The Hungarian government's diaspora policy aims to preserve the national identity and maintain relationships with Hungarians living abroad.
Which countries are showing interest in Hungary's diaspora policy? The Turkic states, including Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkey, have shown great interest in Hungary's diaspora policy.
Why are the Turkic states interested in Hungary's diaspora policy? The Turkic states are concerned about preserving their national identities in the diaspora and maintaining relations with their compatriots abroad. They see Hungary's diaspora policy as a useful example.
What are the Hungarian government's new institutions related to diaspora policy? One of the Hungarian government's new institutions is the "welcome offices," which aim to make it easier for compatriots who have emigrated or were born abroad to obtain citizenship.
Where was the conference on diaspora attended by Hungarian representatives held? The conference was held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Who represented Hungary at the conference on diaspora? Árpád János Potápi, the Minister of State for National Policy, represented Hungary at the conference on diaspora.
Which representatives did Árpád János Potápi hold bilateral talks with during the conference? Árpád János Potápi held bilateral talks with representatives of the Azeri and Kazakh delegations during the conference.
When was the first meeting where Hungary was represented at the conference on diaspora? The first meeting where Hungary was represented at the conference on diaspora was held in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, in 2022.