Katalin Novák said that "We often have the feeling that those who want to raise our children are those who did not undertake to raise their own children."Continue reading
President of the Republic Katalin Novák held a meeting with the Governor of the State of Florida, Ron DeSantis, on Tuesday in Tallahassee to discuss the protection of traditional values and families. Katalin Novák met in the Florida state capital with the US Republican governor, whose policies, especially child protection, have been compared to those of the Hungarian government.
The starting point for the good-humored, trust-building conversation was the similar approach to social and economic challenges in Florida and Hungary. The President of the Republic and the Governor of Florida stand for traditional values such as the protection of the family, the right of parents to education and the protection of the borders in the same way, and Katalin Novák congratulated the Governor on his success in politics and in the development of Florida. After the meeting she said that
Ron DeSantis praised Hungary’s achievements and the work of the President, highlighting her efforts to protect families.
The President also had a meeting with the Governor’s wife, Casey DeSantis.
Katalin Novák arrived in the Florida capital after addressing the annual meeting of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at UN Headquarters in New York.
Ron DeSantis was re-elected Governor of the State of Florida by a nearly two-thirds majority, one of the largest Republican victories in the US elections last November, and is considered a strong contender for the Republican nomination for the 2024 presidential election, although he has not yet officially announced his intention to run.
The Florida politician, ahead of his meeting with the Hungarian head of state, delivered his State of the State of the State of Florida address, which also opened the session of the Florida legislature. In his speech, Mr DeSantis cited the successes of his first term as Governor, including the policy of tax cuts, the protection of parental rights in education and the fight against compulsory vaccination. He said his state was first in the nation as a destination for moving to Florida, first in tourism and first among the larger US states in economic growth. He also highlighted record low unemployment and a record budget surplus in Florida.
Florida, at the Governor’s initiative, passed a law last spring protecting children by ensuring parental rights, which many have likened to the Hungarian Child Protection Act, prohibits gender-based sensitisation of children in the lower grades of state-run educational institutions.
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