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Feb 22, 2017

PM Orbán meets patriarch of Syrian Orthodox Church to help Christians in Middle East

PM Orbán promised assistance aimed at establishing university facilities in Syria, while in Iraq it is to contribute to the reconstruction of villages destroyed by war

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has met with the head of the Syrian Orthodox Church to discuss helping Christians in the Middle East.

PM Orbán received His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II for a working lunch in the Parliament building to talk through ways of helping Middle Eastern Christians remain in their homelands and return to liberated territories.

During their meeting on Tuesday, PM Orbán promised assistance to establish university facilities in Syria, while in Iraq it is to contribute to the reconstruction of villages that have been destroyed in the war.

The patriarch will give a lecture at the Pázmány Péter Catholic University this afternoon as part of his visit.