Prime Minister Viktor Orbán congratulated to former US President Jimmy Carter on his 95th birthday in a letter, head of the Prime Minister’s press office Bertalan Havasi said on Monday.
“Many outstanding figures and names can be found on the pages of Hungarian history; the names of those who have done remarkable and noble acts for Hungary and the Hungarian nation. I can assure you that the people of Hungary will never forget the name of the American President who sent the Holy Crown back to our country, bringing a light of hope behind the dark shadow of the Iron Curtain. I believe that your decision was not only a fine display of political courage but also a true testimony of your commitment to our transatlantic relationship”, Orban wrote.
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“On behalf of the people of Hungary, let me please hereby express my best wishes of personal happiness to you on the occasion of your 95th birthday. May God bless you and keep you in good health for many years to come”, he added.
The Holy Crown was returned to Hungary by Secretary of State Cyrus Vance on January 6, 1978.