Students from eleven countries received diplomas within the joint scholarship program of the Hungarian government and FAO

By: STA Date: 2023. 07. 06. 10:00

On July 6, 2023, the Ministry of Agriculture held its traditional event, the farewell party for the graduating scholarship holders. Students from Jordan, Georgia, Ghana, Ethiopia, Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Nigeria, the Philippines, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan came to Hungary to obtain degrees in plant medicine, water management engineering, and crop cultivation with the support of the Ministry of Agriculture.

(Photo: AM/Tibor Vermes)

The graduating students were welcomed by Oszkár Ökrös, the Deputy State Secretary responsible for international relations, at the event, which was also attended by representatives of the FAO Regional Office, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, several embassies, and the Hungarian University of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

In his speech, the deputy state secretary praised the success of the program, the work of the participating higher education institution and the results of the students

He emphasized that the Hungarian government wants to promote the scholarship program so that the well-educated graduate workforce contributes to the sustainable development of developing countries and thus to the reduction of emigration. After that, there were professional presentations by the representative of the FAO Regional Office and the professional departments.


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