House Speaker László Kövér voiced his appreciation for Ethiopia’s supporting nearly one million refugees in the country, during talks in Addis Ababa, parliament’s press office reported. Kövér arrived in Ethiopia at the invitation of Tagesse Chafo, his Ethiopian counterpart, and was received by Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde and Abune Mathias, head of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. During talks with Chafo, Kövér noted that Ethiopia was the second recipient of refugees in Africa, and added that Hungary seeks to support Ethiopian efforts through its Hungary Helps programme. Talks with the Orthodox patriarch focused on providing help to persecuted Christians. Kövér said that Hungary’s financial aid would be focused on four refugee camps in Tigre state, accommodating some 60,000 Christians from Eritrea and South Sudan.