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Feb 11, 2020

Hungary and US cooperate to provide aid for religious minorities in Iraq

Tristan Azbej said the US looked to the Hungary Helps scheme as an example when launching its aid program for persecuted Christians.

Hungary and the United States are cooperating to provide aid for religious minority survivors of genocide in Iraq.

Tristan Azbej, the state secretary in charge of the Hungary Helps aid scheme, said it was important to put a commitment to helping persecuted Christians into action.

Azbej said Hungary and the US are cooperating to rebuild Qaraqosh, in northern Iraq, occupied by the terrorist organization Islamic State in 2014. Both countries are also aiding the Yazidis, another persecuted community, so they can remain in their homeland.

According to MTI, the state secretary said the US looked to the Hungary Helps scheme as an example when launching its aid program for persecuted Christians.

Azbej said freedom of religion was a focus point on the National Prayer Breakfast held in Washington, DC, on February 5-6. Among the 3,000 guests attending were also Hungarian politicians of both the ruling and opposition parties.

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