Burma, Hungary see migration as ‘greatest challenge’

Burma’s (Myanmar) civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban both view migration as “one of the greatest challenges” currently facing their countries and Europe and South East Asia in general, the government in Budapest said on Wednesday.

In a rare trip to Europe, the Nobel Prize laureate — once considered a democracy icon but whose reputation has been tarnished by her handling of the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar — met the firebrand Hungarian leader, who has frequently clashed with the EU over immigration.

The talks between the two covered topics such as “illegal immigration and bilateral economic, educational and cultural relations”, the Hungarian government said in a statement.

No official media briefing was held afterwards.

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