Balog opens school in Iraq

Human Resources Minister Zoltan Balog opened a school and homes built with Hungarian support and signed an agreement on medical financing in Iraq on Monday.

Balog told MTI by phone that he had opened the school together with Pishtiwan Sadiq, the Kurdish autonomous government’s acting minister of education and religious affairs, and Bashar Matti Warda, Chaldean Catholic bishop of Erbil. The school is operated by the church and the Hungarian state, while the Hungarian Catholic Church contributed to its construction with 200 million forints.

An agreement was signed in Erbil’s Saint Joseph clinic under which the Hungarian government would support its operation in the next six or eight months, Balog said.

Balog said he had visited the village of Tel Eskof which is inhabited by Christians and where a thousand homes were rebuilt. Under the Hungary Helps programme a community centre and church have also been built for the village, he added. The programme channels support directly to those in need, without the involvement of large international organisations, Balog said.

Source and photo: MTI

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