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Foreign minister expresses sympathies over Chile forest fires

Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto conveyed Hungary's sympathies over the victims of the deadly forest fires raging in Chile to his Chilean counterpart on Monday.
6. February 2024 6:51

In a message to Chilean Foreign Minister Alberto van Klaveren Stork, Szijjarto said it was with “great dismay” that he had learned of the devastating fires in central Chile’s Valparaiso region.

“Let me express the solidarity of Hungary in this difficult situation to You, and above all, to the victims and their families, as well as to the citizens of Chile,” he said.

He hailed the firefighters “who have fought heroically against the flames” and the military’s efforts to protect civilians.

“My thoughts and prayers are with those who have suffered losses, and I wish them all the strength to process this tragedy,” Szijjarto said.

More than 100 people have died in the fires that broke out in the Valparaiso region on Friday.

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