Accompanied by Dr. Ákos Kozma, Special Representative of Secretary General of Council of Europe on Migration and Refugees Visits Hungarian-Ukrainian Border Section - AJBH-EN
Accompanied by Dr. Ákos Kozma, Special Representative of Secretary General of Council of Europe on Migration and Refugees Visits Hungarian-Ukrainian Border Section
Accompanied by the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights of Hungary Dr. Ákos Kozma, Special Representative of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on Migration and Refugees Ms. Leyla Kayacik visited the Hungarian-Ukrainian border section on 22 March 2023.
Ms. Leyla Kayacik, accompanied by Ombudsman Dr. Ákos Kozma, Minister of State for Security Policy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Dr. Péter Sztáray, Secretary General of the Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights (AJBH) Dr. Balázs Könnyid and AJBH’s Police Complaint Director Dr. Domonkos Wildner, found out about the direct legal and humanitarian support provided by the Ombudsman’s Office in Beregsurány, among others, to the persons fleeing the war in Ukraine.
First, the delegation paid a visit to the Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County Police Headquarters, where the work performed by the law enforcement agencies on the Hungarian-Ukrainian border section was presented to the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on Migration and Refugees by Police Colonel, Police Superintendent in charge of Criminal Matters Dr. Zoltán Kánya. The meeting was also attended by Fire Chief, Colonel, Head of the Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County Disaster Management Directorate Mr. Béla Varga and the representative of the Hajdú-Bihar County Police Headquarters, who provided information on the efforts taken on the Hungarian–Romanian border section.
Early afternoon, the Ombudsman’s delegation visited the public road border-crossing point between Beregsurány and Astei, where they heard about the current situation at this border section, the conditions of receiving the persons fleeing from Ukraine to Hungary through Beregsurány, the measures taken to help them, among others, for facilitating a faster border crossing, furthermore, the work of the law enforcement staff serving there.
Then Ms. Leyla Kayacik paid a visit to the Beregsurány collection point, where she inspected AJBH’s temporary field office, where she was also briefed by Commissioner for Fundamental Rights of Hungary Dr. Ákos Kozma on the work and experience of regional ombudsman’s offices and information points set up on the border to provide direct legal and humanitarian support to the refugees from Ukraine.