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Prime Minister Orbán and Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Babylon conclude agreement on repairing the homes of Iraqi Christians

Wednesday, May 31, 2017


In Budapest’s Parliament Building on Tuesday, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Babylon Louis Raphaël I Sako concluded an agreement on Government funding for the repair of homes in Tesqopa, Iraq.

Before the official signing of the document, the Prime Minister’s Press Chief Bertalan Havasi told reporters:

“In accordance with the Government Decree on providing support to persecuted Christians in the Middle Eastern region, the Hungarian government is helping to ensure that Christian families can continue to live in the land of their birth and return to their homes.

“In line with this goal, the Hungarian government has decided to provide 580 million forints (EUR 1.9 million) in funding towards the repair of damaged homes in the city of Tesqopa.”

In March the Cabinet decided to provide 580 million forints in funding towards the repair of damaged homes in the Iraqi city, in the interests of supporting persecuted Christians in the Middle East.


(MTI)

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