On early Monday morning, Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tristan Azbej, State Secretariat for the Aid of Persecuted Christians and the Hungary Helps Program, travelled to Turkey to bring an emergency donation to the victims of the earthquake in Turkey.
The Hungarian emergency aid consists of 1.5 tons of medicine, over a thousand military beds, blankets and hundreds of sleeping bags. The donation was carried in a military plane.
In his Facebook post, Minister Péter Szijjártó writes that providing shelter to those who lost their homes is vital. In a video, he says that Hungarians are friends of the Turkish people, and, as a friend, Hungary will do its best to help.
He added that the Hungarian Government is ready to send additional emergency aid if needed.
Szijjártó also met the Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu. The two statesmen held a press conference in the Turkish capital, Ankara.
After visiting Turkey, Péter Szijjártó continued his diplomatic visit to Stockholm. Today he will arrive in Egypt’s capital, Cairo.
Photo: Facebook/Péter Szijjártó