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Feb 08, 2017

Hungary to treat Egyptian victims of terrorist attack

Two Coptic women injured in the terrorist attack on a church in Cairo last December will be treated in Budapest’s top military hospital with government support

The Hungarian government is providing support to two Coptic women injured in the terrorist attack on a church in Cairo last December. The women will be treated in Budapest’s top military hospital.

According to MTI, the Hungarian government has offered aid to Egypt’s Coptic community after members of the community were injured in the attack on the Saint Peter Coptic Cathedral, December 11. Twenty-five people died and another 49 were injured in the attack.

Coordination between Hungary’s defense ministry, the Honvéd hospital and Hungarian and Egyptian doctors has already taken place following a request by the Coptic community.

The two governments have also agreed that Hungary will act as an intermediary between the EU and Egypt in order to support the bloc’s aid to the country aimed at underpinning efforts to combat illegal migration.