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Hungary’s President, Prime Minister Congratulate France’s New Leader Emmanuel Macron

Tamás Székely 2017.05.08.

On behalf of the Hungarian people, both President of the Republic János Áder and Prime Minsiter Viktor Orbán have sent a letter of congratulation to the newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron. The liberal candidate won 63,9% of the votes on Sunday in the second round of the French presidential race, while far right leader Marine Le Pen received only 33,9%.

President János Áder said in his letter that Hungary considers France an important ally and partner, and expressed trust that the two countries’ thriving relationships can be further enriched in the coming years. Hungary’s president said that paying distinguished attention to Europe’s development, the welfare and safety of its citizens and finding solutions for global challenges are key priorities, in which France can “count on Hungary playing an active role”. He expressed hope that they would have an opportunity to discuss these issues personally in the near future.

Hungarian Premier Viktor Orbán wrote in his a letter of congratulation to Emmanuel Macron: “I look forward to our cooperation and trust that in future we will have the opportunity to further develop our bilateral relations, and also to discuss our ideas with relation to the future of Europe.”

via MTI; photo: Pascal Lachenaud/AFP