June 6th, 2019
The Jewish citizens of Hungary live in peace and security, Zoltan Balog, the commissioner for social affairs, said late on Wednesday in his address at the Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast. Balog, who was on his first foreign trip after taking the post of commissioner for social affairs, noted that Hungary opened a foreign trade mission in Jerusalem in March to further strengthen ties between the countries. The Hungarian government has also worked with Jewish religious groups to determine "the way to teach Jewish history including Holocaust-related events" in schools, Balog said. The Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast is an international event held between June 4 and 6, drawing some 500 representatives of 56 countries. Balog also met Teophilos III, the patriarch of the Israeli Greek Orthodox Church.