Armenian head of church thanked Prime Minister Viktor Orbán
07. 01. 2022.
Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II thanked Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in a message for the fact that owing to the efforts of the Hungarian government, Armenian prisoners of war were released and allowed to return home safely from Azerbaijan to Armenia, Bertalan Havasi, the Deputy State Secretary heading the Press Office of the Prime Minister informed the Hungarian news agency MTI on Friday.

During these times that are difficult both for our people and our country, this is a great present for Christmas and the New Year, the Armenian patriarch wrote, expressing his sincerest appreciation for the “praiseworthy and valuable” Hungarian support provided for the Armenian nation.

“May the Lord, our God protect and preserve the people and officials of Hungary, and give them many happy and fruitful years,” Karekin II wrote concluding his message.

On 29 December, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó announced that during the late hours of the morning of that day an aircraft of the Hungarian Defence Forces had first landed in Baku, and later in Yerevan with Armenian nationals on board. “Thanks to the generosity of the Azeri party and the Hungarian Air Force, today five persons were able to return to their families in the spirit of the common values of humanity,” the Minister said at the time.