Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog visited Washington, DC between February 6-9, escorted by Deputy State Secretary Tristan Azbej, responsible for the Aid of Persecuted Christians. They opened an exhibition at the new building of the Embassy of Hungary titled ‘Cross in Fire - Christian Persecution in the Middle-East’, which will be open to American visitors between February 9-28.

On Tuesday, February 6 Minister Balog and Ambassador László Szabó, MD gave a guided tour of the exhibition as well as a seated dinner to Congressmen Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), Dennis Ross (R-FL), French Hill (R-AK), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Robert Pittenger (R-NC), Paul Gosar (R-AR) at the new building of the Embassy of Hungary.

Zoltán Balog also met and held talks with Congressmen Andy Harris (R-MD) and Steve King (R-IA), USAID Administrator Mark Green, Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback on Wednesday, February 7.

Minister Balog participated in the 66th National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton Hotel on Thursday, February 8, where he met for a short, pull-aside meeting with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Zoltán Balog also had a working lunch at the Embassy of Hungary with President of In Defense of Christians (IDC) Mr. Toufic Baaklini, and a one-on-one meeting with the Executive Director of the U. N. World Food Program, Mr. David Beasley.

On Friday, February 9, Minister Balog held talks with White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, then gave a guided tour of the exhbition to the representatives of the Hungarian American Community at the Embassy of Hungary.

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‘Cross-in-Fire – Christian Persecution in the Middle-East’ Embassy

Temporary Exhibition at the new building of the Embassy of Hungary

The Embassy of Hungary is proud to share an exhibition with the American visitors between February 9-28, which already attracted more than 100.000 visitors at the Hungarian National Museum in Budapest. The research of institutions monitoring religious discrimination indicate that Christians are the targets of most attacks worldwide. The situation is especially desperate in the Middle East, the cradle of Christianity, where the survival of Christian communities of two thousand years is endangered. The aim of the exhibition is to draw attention to the processes, to point out their devastating situation, to explain the causes and to outline the consequences – each on a scientific basis.

The exhibition can be visited only by appointment from Monday to Friday between 09:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm. Please reserve your appointment via email: sVkXnXDNefEGGokeqo8JTmWcMjcZXhoaWJpdGlvbi53YXNAbWZhLmdvdi5odQ==.