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SZIJJÁRTÓ: HUNGARY TO ISSUE $250 M CREDIT LINE FOR LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES

 

Hungary has announced 250 million dollars-worth of aid credit to improve the situation in water management, health care and food security, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó told a UN conference in Doha on Tuesday. Hungary is ready to maintain its contribution to these efforts and support all UN and European Union initiatives aiming to increase support for the affected countries with a view to enhancing their stability, he said. He cited among past government measures a 760 million US dollar credit line by Eximbank to the least developed countries in order to promote cooperation.
The coronavirus pandemic has posed a huge challenge to poorer countries, and Hungary has contributed 1.7 million doses of vaccine to help protect the globe, he said. Considering that vaccine stocks are still abundant, Hungary is ready to increase this contribution, he added. Additionally, Hungary has supported Christian communities in the affected countries with around 8 million US dollars through 65 projects, he said. “As a country with one thousand years of Christian statehood, we feel responsibility for Christian communities in need around the world,” he added.