Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has held talks with leaders of Syria’s largest Protestant congregations, Joseph Kassab, general secretary of the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon, and Haroutune George Selimian, President of the Armenian Evangelical Community of Syria.
According to MTI, guests were briefed about the situation of Protestant churches in Syria and ways to support the survival of Christian communities in the region.
The meeting was also attended by Tristan Azbej, state secretary for persecuted Christians at the Hungarian Prime Minister’s Office, and István Szabó Bogárdi, bishop of the Danubian Church District based in Budapest.
The group discussed reconstruction projects in war-torn areas that will contribute to families’ return or stay instead of leaving or emigrating as a result of threats and discrimination.
PM Orbán assured those present of Hungary’s support and said help needs to be taken where it is needed instead of importing trouble to Europe. He offered the Hungarian government’s financial support to persecuted Christians in order to help them return home.