A young professional participates in a craftsmanship competition at the Star of the Profession Festival in Budapest, Hungary, on March 12, 2019. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban offered young Hungarians a safe environment and a secure future in his opening speech of the 12th Star of the Profession Festival here on Tuesday. (Xinhua/Attila Volgyi)
BUDAPEST, March 12 (Xinhua) -- Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban offered young Hungarians a safe environment and a secure future in his opening speech of the 12th "Star of the Profession Festival" here on Tuesday.
"Hungary offers young people a safe environment and a secure future, our young people are our gold reserves: those who ignore their young people will lose their future. But Hungary wants to win the future," Orban declared at the event.
Organized by the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the "Star of the Profession Festival" will last until Thursday.
Orban hinted at the large number of young Hungarians emigrating to Western Europe from Hungary in quest for higher wages: "It is always useful and good to spend some time abroad, to learn and work there, but sooner or later one has to return, because your future awaits you here, not there."
The Prime Minister stressed that abroad there was a fierce competition for talented, highly qualified young people who were ready to work, and Western countries were lining up to employ excellent, competitive and well qualified young Hungarians. However, he said, "Hungary needs all its young people."
Orban recalled that Hungary was one of Europe's safest countries: "here there are no migrants and no terrorism; we have jobs, homes and security".
He concluded by repeated his bold objective, namely, to turn Hungary into one of the five countries of the European Union with the best quality of life by 2030.