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Jun 05, 2018

Hungary continues to build strong relations with the world's Jewish community

Deputy PM Semjén met with Robert Singer who expressed his gratitude for the support that the Hungarian government provides for Jewish communities living in the country

Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén met with Robert Singer, chief executive officer and executive vice president of the World Jewish Congress, in the Parliament building on Monday. 

Also present at the meeting was Minister of State for Church Relations Miklós Soltész. 

According to sources, Singer expressed his gratitude for the support that the Hungarian government provides for Jewish communities living in the country. 

The vice president also made specific mention of the good relations between Hungary and Israel. 

Deputy PM Semjén and Minister of State Soltész expressed the government’s intention to continue to help the activities of Jewish denominations in Hungary in the future.

Reports state that Singer is looking forward to the activities of the fourth Orbán government, and said on behalf of the World Jewish Congress that there is a readiness to extend maximum cooperation.

The meeting was also attended by András Heisler, president of the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities. 

Heisler thanked the government for the grants provided over the past four years as well as for its cooperation, asking its representatives to continue cooperation in a similar vein.