“Hungary sympathises with France because of the fire at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said.

“We sympathise with our French friends when we watch the painful scenes from Paris. Notre Dame is an important Christian and cultural symbol to all of us; it shows us who we are. We wish the firefighters strength and perseverance”, the Minister said in his statement.

The fire in the gothic cathedral, one of the French capital’s emblematic buildings, began in the early hours of Monday evening, and the flames ravaged the upper part of the world-famous church. It’s spire, which was under renovation, collapsed and the cathedral’s whole roof structure was destroyed.

(Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister/MTI)