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Tristan Azbej delivered a speech on the IRFS in Washington yesterday

On Thursday, the 15th of July, Tristan Azbej, Secretary of State for the Aid of Persecuted Christians and for the Hungary Helps Program, delivered a speech at the International Religious Freedom Summit in Washington.


As reported earlier, the International Religious Freedom Summit in Washington took place between the 13th and the 15th of July for the fourth time in a row. Yesterday, on the 15th of July, State Secretary Tristan Azbej delivered a speech in which he highlighted that Christian persecution is one of the greatest humanitarian crises of our society.

After calling attention to the shocking data, according to which more than three hundred and forty thousand Christians are persecuted worldwide for their faith, he presented the accomplishments of the Hungary Helps Program, in the area of helping persecuted Christians. 
He said that the aid of Hungary Helps reached two hundred and fifty thousand people during the last four years. The Hungarian government made it possible for these people to remain or go back to their home country. The Hungary Helps Program is highly respected internationally, which was proven by Bashar Warda,  Archbishop of Erbil in Iraq, Matthew Hassan Kukah, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sokoto in Nigeria, and Andrew Brunson, American pastor and a teaching elder of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, all speakers at the summit, who expressed their gratitude towards the Hungarian government.
In addition to the summit, the Secretary of State also participated in meetings with American government players. He had an appointment with the fellow workers of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), of the American Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with deputies of the congress and with the leaders of NGOs and religious organisations, working on religious freedom.

Tristan Azbej negotiated the extension and prolongation of the bilateral cooperation with his American partners, signed in 2018 between the Hungary Helps Program and USAID. In the framework of this cooperation, the Hungarian and American governmental organisations provided aid to the persecuted Christians and the members of the Yazidi community in Iraq.

The main question of the appointment was the extension of this cooperation to the African continent and to the aid of Christian girls and women exposed to violence. Azbaj also gave an interview to Newsmax, the greatest conservative news channel of America. In the interview, he also talked about the Hungarian child protection law and about fake news circulating about the law in the international media. He also explained how Hungary is fighting against attacks on children.

Source: Mandiner


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