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Hungary’s policy of protecting Christian communities and insistence on preserving Christian values provides a stable basis for its relations with the United States, the foreign minister said after talks in Washington, DC.

Hungary’s Eximbank has reached an agreement with the World Bank Group to finance technological and infrastructural investment projects in countries facing hardship and which have thereby become migrant-sending nations, Péter Szijjártó told Hungarian public media. The projects will help ease migration pressure, he said. As regards higher education, Szijjártó said Budapest’s National Public Service University has reached a deal with the Roman Catholic Marymount University on the latter launching programmes taught in Hungarian and about Hungary. The collaboration of the two universities will also be about preserving Christian values and protecting Christian communities, he added. He said the two countries’ leaders had similar approaches to major global political issues and “the exact same approach” when it comes to the preservation of Christian values and the protection of Christian communities. In acknowledgement of these shared views, he said, the Hungarian government and the US government’s aid agency USAID have strengthened their collaboration in the aiding of Middle Eastern Christian communities.