Meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of Hungary

On December 12, 2018, upon the invitation of the Hungarian Government, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met His Excellency Zsolt Semjén, Deputy Prime Minister of Hungary, in Hungary.
His Excellency Tristan Azbej, State Secretary for the Aid of Persecuted Christians, also attended the meeting.
His Holiness discussed with their Excellencies matters related to the situation in the Middle East, especially in Syria and Iraq. He also thanked the Hungarian Government for the support it provides to the persecuted Christians, and assured that helping Christians remain fixed in their lands and live in dignity is the best way to show support and love.
His Holiness was accompanied by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus.

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