Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó visited the Rumbach Sebestyén Street synagogue in Budapest on Tuesday for talks with Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities (Mazsihisz) President András Heisler, the organisation said.
Heisler expressed thanks for the exemplary development of Hungary-Israel relations and briefed Szijjártó about the situation of the Hungarian Jewish community and plans for the near future, it said in a statement.
“The Mazsihisz president highlighted areas where relations between the Hungarian government and Mazsihisz have room for development with a view to making joint achievements,” it added.
Maintaining constructive dialogue with international Jewish organisations was also discussed, Mazsihisz said. The importance of these relations was demonstrated by the presence of European Affairs Manager at the World Jewish Congress András Ligeti and Mazsihisz presidential advisor for international relations András Büchler, the statement added.
It also said that a comprehensive revamp of the Rumbach Sebestyén Street synagogue financed from 3.2 billion forints (EUR 8.9m) granted by the Prime Minister’s Office and the Human Resources Ministry is expected to be completed this year.
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