Russian President Vladimir Putin and heads of Middle Eastern churches will meet in the Hungarian capital today to discuss ways to protect Christians and their presence in the region, the Kremlin said.
Russian Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that President Putin will meet with heads of Christian churches in the Middle East during a lightning visit to Budapest on Wednesday.
He explained that this meeting was organized in Budapest at the end of the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
"Russia is doing a lot to protect Christian churches in the Middle East ... I have done a lot for this in Syria as well. This meeting will be interesting" in the direction of protecting Christians and the Christian church in the Middle East.
He also said that Putin would be slammed at the International Judo Federation headquarters in Budapest and late on Wednesday he would travel to the Russian city of Kaliningrad, where he has an intensive work program on internal affairs there on Thursday.