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President Áder to ‘Friends of Hungary’ Delegates: “With reason, talent, will and faith we will not only subdue the epidemic but also succeed in recovery”

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.09.18.

President János Áder met delegates of the Friends of Hungary Foundation at the presidential palace in Budapest on Friday.

“With reason, talent, will and faith we will not only subdue the epidemic but also succeed in recovery,” he said.

Lives Committed to Working for Hungary - Recipients of the 2021 Friend of Hungary Award
Lives Committed to Working for Hungary - Recipients of the 2021 Friend of Hungary Award

They have invested significant effort into improving Hungary’s international image, and strengthening Hungarian diaspora communities.Continue reading

The foundation rallies all who have faith in the crucial power of personal commitment, direct experience and recognised achievement, Áder said.

Professor E. Sylvester Vizi, President of the Friends of Hungary Foundation, former President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (left) presents a commemorative album to President János Áder. Photo: Zoltán Máthé

The president praised the foundation’s members for their commitment to promoting an authentic, fair picture that reflects Hungary’s genuine achievements to emerge all over the world.

Former Science Academy Leaders E. Sylvester Vizi and László Lovász Receive the Hungarian Order of Saint Stephen, Hungary's Highest Decoration
Former Science Academy Leaders E. Sylvester Vizi and László Lovász Receive the Hungarian Order of Saint Stephen, Hungary's Highest Decoration

President János Áder announced that this year, the Hungarian Order of Saint Stephen is awarded to the “worthy successors of Loránd Eötvös,” E. Sylvester Vizi and László Lovász.Continue reading

In conclusion, Áder bade farewell to the participants, saying that next year they would meet a new head of state.

Friends of Hungary, founded in 2011, is a community of people living abroad who are either of Hungarian ancestry or are otherwise connected to the country. The Foundation is also the publisher of Hungary Today and our sister site Ungarn Heute. This year’s meeting was the seventh at the presidential palace.

Featured photo by Zoltán Máthé/MTI