The foreign minister has urged the United Nations to provide “legal and security guarantees” to ensure that persecuted Christian communities could “return to their homelands".
Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said that Christianity “has become the most persecuted religion in the world” and said that out of five people persecuted because of their religious beliefs, four are Christian.
He insisted that the world “turns its back on the problem because straightforward discourse on the situation of Christian communities is not compatible with hypocritical global politics”.
Minister Szijjártó noted the government’s Hungary Helps program to strengthen Christian communities in the Middle East and help them return to areas recaptured from the Islamic State terrorist organisation.
The minister stressed that the Hungarian government’s endeavors coincided with those of the Catholic Church in the United States.
Minister Szijjártó will meet Archbishop of New York Timothy C. Dolan as well as leaders of Pfizer and MSD Pharma while on his visit to New York, ahead of the United Nations’ 73rd general assembly session.