Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, pledged the Hungarian government’s support to persecuted Christians worldwide, despite current economic difficulties.
At the International Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative (PSVI) Conference in London, Minister Szijjártó said the government’s Hungary Helps program has spent some 80 million dollars on reconstructing schools and hospitals and on economic support enabling locals to stay in their homeland. The program has provided aid in 54 countries so far, he said. The scheme has funded the Nigerian Catholic Church and the Iraqi Chaldean Church which work to help women who survived sexual violence at the hands of Islamist terrorists, he said. Despite economic difficulties, European recession and other challenges, Hungary is committed to carrying on with the programme, he added. The conference was organized by the United Kingdom’s government between November 28 and 29