Isaac Herzog, Israel’s president, has sent a letter congratulating Viktor Orbán on his Fidesz party’s landside win in Sunday’s general election.
Herzog called Hungary “a friend and ally of Israel”, the prime minister’s press chief said in a statement on Thursday.
The president wrote that Hungary and Israel were bound by “valuable and friendly relations”.
He also referred to spirited Hungarian culture in Israel and the “deep-rooted and significant role” of the Jewish community in Hungary’s past and present.
Herzog praised the Hungarian prime minister’s “staunch solidarity” with Israel, and thanked Hungary for “always standing by Israel in international forums”. Hungary, he added, was considered an “unshakable ally and friend”.
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