Slovakia will provide 550 scholarships migrants
He said this in New York, Minister of Foreign Affairs Miroslav Lajčák, who on behalf of the Slovak Government concludes, inter alia, the commitment, the government provides scholarships for more than 500 people who had to flee their homeland."Another concrete result that will double the number of people who in such form or another will be given access to other countries. As well, a million people get access to education and millions of people will get access to the labor market. So, these are the concrete outputs of today's summit. I consider it a great success that Slovakia was invited, "said foreign Minister.
He further stated that the philosophy of the organizers of the summit was based on a voluntary basis; This means that countries that want to help, help a manner that is closest to them, their own and where they can be most effective. "In the case of Slovakia, I announced financial contributions. We have to date in the various UN agencies and the EU, which address the issue of migration, they gave more than 12 million euros, and by 2021 the volume of funds increased up to 19 million. The second thing, I gave a commitment that we take 550 scholars, this means that the government will provide 550 scholarships for young people who will be able to come to Slovakia to study in our universities, "said the minister, who he considers a form of investment for the future.
According to him, Slovakia will offer government scholarships for five years, while the first part is already determined for 2017. The selection will of the people not only interested but also possess the ability to successfully study at universities. It will be the people who were forced to leave their homes.The vast majority of them would be by Lajčák from Syria. As the selected candidates will be government scholarship, it is eliminated with the fact that they are a recognized refugee. "They will have the opportunity to study, learn, and our sense is that after graduation returned to their countries. It should be noted also that someone has to work on it, so that those countries pozviechali to begin to function normally and the best category people are just young educated people. We think it's an investment in specific people, but also for the future of those countries that today are shaken by military conflict, "he said.Offerings by the Minister refers to the number of scholarships, but about what courses will go, will clear up in cooperation with the Ministry of Education. "Of course, that that was the trade unions, which is of interest and that we are also able to teach in English," said the head of Slovak diplomacy. It believes that scholars after graduation will be able to return to their countries and participate in their recovery. Slovakia, however, you do not get anything, but according to minister's words, that was not the aim. "They did not ask us to ensure that we are something given. For us it is important to demonstrate that do not stand aside, that migration is truly a phenomenon that will not go away or a month or a year. Everything seems to indicate that in some way will continue, but must be regulate. it must clearly distinguish refugees from economic migrants should be of course to help people who are fighting for their lives. for me, it is extremely important that no one can say that Slovakia will face that does not concern us, "said Minister Lajčák. The main topic of the 71st UN General Assembly is the topic of migration. Devoted to her two global events - Monday's summit organized by UN Secretary-General, which provides the legal framework and agenda for the next steps for managing global migration. The aim of Tuesday's summit, organized by the US president was to generate concrete commitments..