Prime Minister Viktor Orbán met with one of New York's chief rabbis for a working lunch on Monday, it has been announced.
PM Orbán received Arthur Schneier, New York Park East Synagogue’s chief rabbi, in the Parliament building and discussed many issues.
According to government sources, the two leaders were in agreement that religious tensions are among the causes of the world’s conflicts, and therefore followers of various faiths should not only show tolerance for each other but mutual respect and acceptance, too.
“The rabbi expressed his satisfaction that the Hungarian government takes responsibility for every single Hungarian citizen,” Orbán’s office confirmed.
Both the prime minister and Schneier agreed it will be an occasion of great significance next week when Israel’s prime minister will be making an official visit to Hungary, for the first time since the collapse of communism.