The situation of Hungarians who emigrated after the 1956 uprising cannot be compared to the current mass migration, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjártó has said at a meeting with Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations. “We must not allow the situation of the people who fled from the communist dictatorship in Hungary in the 1950s to be compared to the current mass migration,” Szijjártó said after the meeting. “The facts are that Hungarians who left… were peaceful and co-operated with authorities in foreign countries; they respected other countries’ laws and did not attack the officials of these countries. What we are witnessing now is that the current wave of migration is coupled with major aggression and a significant number of migrants disrespect the laws and regulations of other countries and Europe.” The two situations were incomparable and anybody claiming the opposite should be rebutted. Szijjártó said he agreed with Eliasson that the migration wave was a global challenge. Europe should not be left alone. Further, current global trends such as the increasingly difficult access to water, climate change and drawn-out wars all pointed to mass migration as a long-term problem.