The Office of the Deputy State Secretary for Persecuted Churches is seeking the assistance of churches in Hungary with its efforts, the Minister of Human Capacities said on Thursday in Budapest.
Fifty-six tons of aid, five truckloads worth 32 million forints, set off from Budapest bound for Ukraine, coordinated by the Charity Council, an association of Hungarian charity organisations.
“The Hungarians know what it means for others to decide their fate, and for this reason they feel it is indispensable to take their lives into their own hands and control it themselves; the right to self-determination is extremely important to them”, Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog declared in an interview on Swiss public radio SRF.
Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog thanked the Germans and Germany for the assistance they provided to Hungarian refugees in 1956 and for their solidarity.
According to several studies, a turnaround occurred in Hungary in 2013 and the level of poverty has decreased continuously for the past three years.
“We must differentiate between migrant and migration, because Hungary is not against the people, but against the process of migration that is affecting the whole world”, Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog told German conservative daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
In Budapest on Monday, on behalf of the Ministry of Human Capacities, Minister Zoltán Balog concluded a strategic partnership agreement with the Snétberger Music Talent Centre on cultivating talented young Roma musicians.
The Hungarian-U.S. social security agreement, signed by Hungarian Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog and U.S. ambassador to Budapest Coleen Bell on 3 February 2015, came into effect on 1 September 2016. The agreement will favourably affect many Hungarian and U.S. citizens.
At a commemorative event in the town of Mohács on Sunday, Miklós Soltész, Minister of State for Churches, National Minorities and Civil Relations, said that the 490th anniversary of the Battle of Mohács not only requires us to remember it, but also calls on us to act.
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