Hungarian PM: “Our hearts and thoughts are with you”
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán offered his condolences in a message to his Lebanese counterpart Hassan Diab in connection with the tragic explosion that occurred in Beirut, claiming many lives, causing even more injuries and resulting in enormous material losses. Some major financial support through the 'Hungary Helps Program' was also announced.
“On behalf of the Hungarian people, I would like to offer my deepest condolences to you and the Lebanese people. We would also like to offer our condolences to families of the victims, and wish the injured a swift and full recovery,” Mr Orbán wrote to the Lebanese Prime Minister. He added that “our thoughts and hearts are with you”.
Yesterday, during a special press conference State Secretary for the Aid of Persecuted Christians Tristan Azbej announced that the Hungarian government is donating 1 million euros for rescue, salvage and reconstruction efforts in Lebanon.
The donation to be made through the Hungary Helps program, and will be given to Lebanon’s Maronite Church.
Featured picture shows the smoke of the Beirut explosion spreading over the sky of Lebanon
The Government of Hungary donates 1 million EUR in humanitarian support to the victims of the Beirut explosion. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the mourning nation of Lebanon! pic.twitter.com/OeCmpHqkMh
— HungaryHelps ن (@HungaryHelps) August 5, 2020