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OFFICIAL: KŐRÖSI CSOMA SCHEME CONTRIBUTES TO CEMENTING TIES WITH DIASPORA HUNGARIANS

 

The government’s Kőrösi Csoma Sándor Programme has greatly contributed to strengthening ties between Hungary and Hungarian communities worldwide, the ministerial commissioner in charge of the scheme said. Péter Szilágyi spoke at a welcoming ceremony for volunteers of the programme returning from South America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa after a period of 7 months. Szilágyi told the gathering that ties with communities far from the Carpathian Basin had been “much less strong” before 2010 than now, thanks to the efforts of the programme’s participants. The scheme is aimed at helping ethnic communities retain their national identity and strengthen cohesion through Hungarian language teaching and cultural activities.