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Foreign Minister Expresses Condolences over Beirut Blast

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.08.06.

Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó on Wednesday phoned his Lebanese counterpart Charbel Wahba to express his sympathies over the deadly blast in Beirut and offered Hungary’s help.

The situation in Lebanon has become extremely difficult due to the explosion, Szijjártó said in a Facebook entry after their talks.

He said he extended condolences over the death of more than 100 people and wished speedy recovery to those 6,000 who were injured.

Hungary Embassy Damaged in Beirut Blast, No Hungarian Casualties Reported
Hungary Embassy Damaged in Beirut Blast, No Hungarian Casualties Reported

The Hungarian embassy in Beirut was damaged but no Hungarian casualties have been reported in the blast that shook the Lebanese capital on Tuesday afternoon, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday. Tamás Menczer, a state secretary of the ministry, in the statement extended the ministry’s sympathies to the families of the victims and to those […]Continue reading

Szijjártó told his colleague that the Hungarian government will send one million euros to Lebanon’s Eastern Catholic Maronite Church to help support the families of the victims and contribute to reconstruction efforts.

The Lebanese foreign minister thanked Hungary for its support.

In the featured photo illustration: Hungarian foreign minister Péter Szijjártó. Photo by Zsolt Szigetváry/MTI