Hungary builds another school in Iraq

Hungary will build another school in Iraq, the human resources minister said at a ceremony in Budapest on Friday.

Prime Minister Viktor Orban suggested that building another school in Iraq should be among the first decisions of his new government to take office after the inaugural session of parliament scheduled for May 8, Zoltan Balog told the ceremony in which the young Christians persecuted in their homeland and studying in Hungary on a government scholarship closed the academic year.

With this act of solidarity, the government will once again confirm its commitment to helping persecuted Christians in the Middle East.

The scholarship scheme has currently covered 67 youth, Balog said, adding that the number will go up to 200 for the next semester. There were 2,500 applicants, he said.

As we reported before, Hungary plans to contribute 5 million euros towards building a hospital in Syria and construction will go ahead once the security situation allows, Peter Szijjarto, the foreign minister, said at a donor conference in Brussels on Wednesday.

Source and photo: MTI

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