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Balog: Hungary to Build Another School in Iraq

Hungary Today 2018.05.02.

Hungary will build another school in Iraq, the human resources minister said at a ceremony in Budapest.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has suggested that building another school in Iraq should be among the first decisions of his new government to take office after the inaugural session of parliament scheduled for May 8, Zoltán Balog told the ceremony in which the young Christians persecuted in their homeland and studying in Hungary on a government scholarship closed the academic year.

With this act of solidarity, the government will once again confirm its commitment to helping persecuted Christians in the Middle East. The scholarship scheme has covered 67 youth, Balog said, adding that the number will go up to 200 for the next semester. There were 2,500 applicants, he said.



featured photo: PM Orbán and Zoltán Balog are receiving the mayor of Telskuf, Iraq; via Koszticsák Szilárd/ MTI