The foreign ministry department in charge of helping persecuted Christians and the Hungary Helps scheme have met with Hungarian Interchurch Aid leaders to review the results of their cooperation and set future tasks, the ministry said on Thursday.
Hungarian Interchurch Aid has acted as a strategic partner of the Hungary Helps programme in recent years, implementing several schemes in east Africa, and it has also been a key partner in supporting government aid in Ukraine, the ministry said in a statement.
They agreed to extend and strengthen their cooperation, especially in relation to efforts to ease the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, support persecuted Christians returning home to Iraq, and help communities subjected to economic and violent threats in Ethiopia, the ministry said.
The statement cited foreign ministry state secretary Tristan Azbej as saying that the humanitarian aid programme launched by the Hungarian government five years ago — which has helped over half million people return to their place of birth — “could not have worked without the cooperation and help of such key partners and the Hungarian Interchurch Aid”.
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