President János Áder has sent a letter to Andrzej Duda to greet the Polish president who had to cancel his visit to Hungary because of the coronavirus epidemic, the president’s office said on Sunday.
In his letter, Áder expressed his sincere regret that the meeting and events planned for celebrating the Day of Hungarian-Polish Friendship had to be cancelled, the office said.
This means that the Hungarian president would not have the opportunity to personally present to Andrzej Duda Hungary’s highest state award to foreign heads of state, the Hungarian Order of Merit, Grand Cross with the chain and golden radiant star.
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“As a committed friend of our country and a statesman who can see the importance of Hungarian-Polish coordinated action in Europe, he has done a lot to protect the interests of both countries and promote their common aspirations,” the office quoted Áder as saying in his laudation planned for the March 20 event.
In the featured photo illustration: János Áder and Andrzej Duda in 2019. Photo by Szilárd Koszticsák/MTI