MOGADISHU – Somali students whose studies were cut short by the ongoing war in Ukraine will have the chance to proceed with classes in Hungary, Foreign Affairs Minister Abdisaid Ali has said.
Ali said he had secured the assurance of his Hungarian counterpart Péter Szijjártó to accommodate the Somali students in his nation.
“Pleasure to speak with H.E Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary.
Received reassurances that Somali students whose studies in Ukraine have been disrupted will be offered to continue their studies at Hungarian universities with accommodation provided,” the foreign minister said in a tweet.
The foreign ministry on Tuesday directed Somalis trapped in Ukraine to cross to Poland, Moldova, Hunagry or Slovakia following assurance of safe passage by the four nations.
The ministry noted it was in touch with all the 128 Somalis who were in Ukraine.
Meanwhile Somalia voted on Wednesday alongside 140 countries at the UN General Assembly to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.