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Szijjarto attends rebuilt school inauguration in Croatia

It is natural for Hungary to provide help to a neighbouring country when it is in trouble, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said in Croatia's Petrinja, addressing the inauguration of a school damaged in an earthquake and rebuilt with 8.7 billion forints (EUR 22.5m) of Hungarian government support.

The earthquake hit Croatia on Dec 28-29 in 2020, killing seven people and leaving another 28 injured.

“We laid the cornerstone of the school 18 months ago and pupils could return to the 5,500sqm facility with 20 classrooms last month,” Szijjarto said, adding that the school “provides high-level education to 350 children”.

He called the fully rebuilt school “as proof of the friendship between Hungary and Croatia and their people”.

The foreign minister noted that the Hungarian government had also supported the refurbishment of a school in Topolovac with 60 million forints and the rebuilding of a church in Sisak with 750 million forints.

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