In recent days, the new President of Hungary, Katalin Novák, has received many congratulations from all parts of the world, some of which she published on her Facebook page, reports 24.hu. Among them are the French President Emmanuel Macron, as well as the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
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French President Emmanuel Macron sent a letter to newly elected President Katalin Novák expressing his warm congratulations on her election and acknowledging her commitment to deepening the friendship and cooperation between the two countries, and promoting the Francophonie throughout her personal and political career.
I would like our countries to further strengthen the bonds that unite us. The major challenges facing Europe are a powerful reminder of how important our unity is and how necessary it is to expand the European Union’s capacity to act,”
He added that he hoped the two countries could make an active contribution while strengthening democracy and the rule of law on the continent.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy also sent a letter to Novák, saying she had taken office at a time of Europe’s greatest challenges when Russia launched an all-out war against Ukraine.
The attack on Ukraine has become a brutal assault on the common values of peace and freedom that unite the people of our countries and the entire democratic world,”
He added that they appreciate Hungary’s humanitarian assistance to Ukrainian citizens forced to seek refuge elsewhere.
Ukraine expects further support, including in the tightening of sanctions against Russia, including in the energy sector.
Congratulators also include Serbian President Aleksandar Vučic, King Philip VI of Spain, Italian Prime Minister Sergio Mattarella, and Israeli President Isaac Herzog, among others. You can read all the letters in Hungarian in Novák’s post, here.
Featured image via MTI/AP/Ukrainian Presidential Press Office