The foreign minister held talks with Superior General Neamatallah Hachem of the Lebanese Maronite Order in Budapest. Péter Szijjártó briefed his partner about the outcome of Sunday’s European parliamentary election in Hungary, noting the “epochal success” of the governing alliance, the ministry said in a statement. “The vote has reassured us that we must continue to do our utmost towards strengthening Christian culture in Europe,” Szijjártó told his partner. The government will also continue to support troubled Christian communities around the world, he added.
The superior general thanked the Hungarian government for its financial support to the refurbishment of 33 Christian churches in Lebanon.