"This is not a refugee crisis or a migrant crisis, it's a mass popular movement with an unlimited supply of people," Hungarian foreign minister, Peter Szijjarto, told reporters at the United Nations gathering of world leaders.
Hungary has received harsh criticism from European governments for its response to the refugee crisis.
The Hungarian government has also commissioned an international advertizing agency warning refugees to stay away from the Eastern European country, using advertisements in newspapers and on billboards in Lebanon, where many of the refugees live in camps.
But Hungary's foreign minister has rejected the criticism of his country's handling of the crisis, defending the decision to build fences on its borders:
"We're not doing it for fun. We suggest that all major players should bear some burden. We should introduce some world quotas."
Nearly 300,000 migrants and refugees, mainly from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, have arrived in Hungary this year.
Germany to enforce migrant quota on Hungary?…snuggles down and opens popcorn! :-)— atticvs (@atticvs) September 23, 2015
In the call for world quotas, Peter Szijjarto said:
"The major sources of this mass popular movement are countries which became unstable because of international political decisions. They were not made only by Europe."
Meanwhile, Europe continues to struggle to find a solution to the refugee crisis, which is growing on a global scale and splitting the European Union apart, whether with fences or political opinions.