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House Speaker Kövér Receives Polish State Award

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.09.19.

László Kövér, speaker of the Hungarian parliament, received the Grand Cross of the Order of the Republic of Poland, the highest Polish state award non-Polish citizens could be given, in Warsaw on Wednesday.

The order, given by President Andrzej Duda, was handed over by Sejm President Elzbieta Witek.

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Kövér, a leading politician of Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party, has been awarded in recognition of his “outstanding merits in promoting Polish-Hungarian parliamentary ties and relations between the two countries”.

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At the ceremony, Kövér said that his accepting the order was a commitment to “stay worthy of the historical heritage of a thousand years of Polish-Hungarian friendship”.

In the featured photo illustration: House Speaker László Kövér. Photo by Zoltán Máthé/MTI