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.
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