President Katalin Novák met with representatives of Hungarian diaspora organizations in Zurich on Wednesday during her trip to Liechtenstein and Switzerland.
Katalin Novák said that the relationship between Switzerland and Hungary has a long history and is very close, but they would like to make it even closer. She stressed that she has a lot of respect for Switzerland because of two things: one is its system of grassroots democracy, and the other is its ability to safeguard and strengthen sovereignty and independence.
The president thanked everyone who helps and unites Hungarians living in Switzerland and coordinates the work of their organizations. The event was attended by representatives of the Hungarian House Foundation, the Hungarian Cultural Meeting in Basel, the Hungarian Association of Bern, and the Hungarian Association of Zurich, among others.
On Wednesday, the Hungarian head of state met with Prime Minister Daniel Risch in Liechtenstein and discussed traditional family values and the importance of family protection with Alois, Hereditary Prince and Regent of Liechtenstein, and his wife. She also visited the Hilti company, where she was received by President and CEO Jahongir Doongaji, whose spokesman said that the company expects to develop its Kecskemét plant next year.
On Thursday, Novák will give a presentation on Hungary’s role in Europe at the Swiss Economic Forum and will also meet Federal President Alain Berset, Martin Candinas, President of the Swiss National Council, and Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee.
Featured photo via MTI/Bruzák Noémi