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Orbán Condoles over Death of Chirac

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.09.27.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has sent a letter of condolence to French President Emmanuel Macron over the death of former French President Jacques Chirac, his press chief told MTI on Thursday.

“It was with deep sympathy that I heard of the passing of one of the most notable figures of modern French politics, President Jacques Chirac,” Orbán wrote in his letter. He said it had been an “uplifting moment” when he visited Paris at Chirac’s invitation in 1998, during his first term as prime minister, and got to personally see the former president’s “dedicated work for France and devotion to the French nation”.

“It was both an honour and an incentive for me that one of Europe’s great architects and myself got to serve our countries at the same time,” the prime minister wrote.

I am convinced that his political legacy will not only inspire the leading politicians of my generation but will serve as a beacon to be followed for future generations, as well.”