Hungarian govt aid allows rebuilding of Christian town in Iraq

Hungarian government aid has been used to rebuild the Christian town of Tesqopa in northern Iraq which has been seriously damaged, public news channel M1 reported on Friday.

A delegation from the town was received by Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjen and Human Resources Minister Zoltan Balog in Parliament earlier in the day.

The parish priest of Tesqopa told M1 that the delegation had travelled to Hungary to express their thanks to the Hungarian government and the Hungarian people on behalf of the Christians in Iraq.

More than a thousand families have been able to return home, schools have been reopened, a church and roads have been rebuilt, he said.

Earlier that day, Balog announced that Hungary will build another school in Iraq and Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Wednesday that Hungary plans to contribute 5 million euros towards building a hospital in Syria and construction will go ahead once the security situation allows.

Source and photo: MTI

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