Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has congratulated Markus Söder on his election as chairman of the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU), in a letter, Orbán’s press chief said.
Orbán called the traditionally close partnership between his ruling Fidesz and Söder’s governing CSU parties an important pillar of Hungarian-Bavarian and Hungarian-German ties, Bertalan Havasi told MTI.
“Our commitment towards Christian values provides a solid foundation for finding a common solution to issues affecting the future of the European Union,” Orbán said. The prime minister said he and the Hungarian government would support this endeavour and wished Söder much success in serving his post.
Söder was elected to the post at a special party congress with 87.4% of the votes in Munich on Saturday.