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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has sent a letter to Mateusz Morawiecki, his Polish counterpart, to mark the anniversary of Constitution Day, a Polish national and public holiday, Orbán’s press chief said on Sunday.

Poland celebrates the declaration of its constitution on May 3, 1791 an marks it as a national and public holiday. In his letter, Orbán underlined the importance of solidarity and close cooperation between Hungary and Poland at a time when “a pandemic is posing a serious challenge to all of us”, Bertalan Havasi, the Prime Minister’s press chief told MTI.

Orbán praised the Visegrad cooperation for performing well in such a difficult period, adding that

I am convinced that by working together, we can contribute to preserving Europe’s Christian heritage, to strengthening the continent’s security and competitiveness, and to restarting our economies.

Orbán said he trusted that the two countries will successfully represent together their common interests and that “we, Hungarians and Poles can count on each other in hypocritical European debates in the future”.

Expressing hope of a personal meeting with the Polish prime minister, Orbán wished Morawiecki good health and much success in his work.

featured photo: Viktor Orbán Hungarian, and Mateusz Morawiecki Polish prime ministers back in 2018 in Warsaw. (Szilárd Koszticsák/MTI)