The Hungarian Government regards “succeeding in the homeland” as an optimal goal, said Tristan Azbej on Friday to “Hetek” one of the online portals in Hungary this week. According to the Deputy State Secretary for the Aid of Persecuted Christians, the United States government has abandoned the harmful and inhumane custom of concealing the suffering of some communities in the world — which is still a characteristic feature of international diplomacy. He explained that we must strive hard to ensure that everyone has the freedom to exercise their faith.
The Hungarian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó participated at the first-ever Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, held last week in Washington DC. In his remarks on Thursday, he said it was very “important to represent Hungary at this conference” mentioning that he was “representing a country that has been actively involved in the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS.” He went on to say that “Hungary has two hundred troops on the ground and is currently tasked with advising and assisting in a training mission, and in giving aid to the local Christian communities.”
Today, the first-ever conference on religious freedom to be held at ministerial level began in Washington D.C. It is organized by the US Department of State. Participants today heard speeches from both the US Vice President Mike Pence and the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Hungary is represented at the conference by a delegation led by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó.