His Excellency Péter Szijjártó, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade addressing the Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS held in Washington, D.C., on February 6, 2019. He  emphasised the importance of the ‘Hungary Helps’ programme in the stabilisation efforts through taking assistance to where its most needed, creating stable conditions for the safe return of displaced persons, so the push factors fuelling illegal mass migration can be eliminated by providing sanitation, medication, education, food and shelter for communities in Iraq and Syria and elsewhere. He underlined Hungary’s special focus on the protection of and assistance to Christian minorities who were prime victims of atrocities committed by Daesh. Minister Szijjártó reaffirmed that the Hungarian military contingent in Iraq will continue its efforts with up to 200 troops on the ground and also intends to contribute troops to the recently launched NATO Mission Iraq aiming to promote defense capacity building.


Maximum of Hungarian soldiers deployed to assist the Coalition’s efforts, including in the training of Iraqi troops, current number is around 170

€ 2.2 million

Bilateral assistance provided to tackle crises linked to the terror of Daesh since 2014


Injured Iraqi soldiers treated in Hungarian medical institutions

€ 19.5 million

Donations and humanitarian assistance given to Christian and Yazidi communities in Iraq and Syria affected by terrorism

Global Coalition Working Groups

Since 2014, Hungary has been a member of the Coalition’s Military, Communications and Foreign Terrorist Fighters Working Groups.

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