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Katalin Novák held talks with the Moldovan Prime Minister in Gyula

President of Hungary Katalin Novák held talks with Dorin Recean, Prime Minister of Moldova, at Gyula Castle on Thursday. 

At the beginning of the meeting, the Head of State told Prime Minister Recean that she was now visiting Békés county for several days as part of her regular visits to the counties of Hungary. She explained that she would like to get to know the local people, the beauty and the difficulties of life in the countryside.
She pointed out that the nation can be represented not only from Budapest, but from the countryside as well; the essence of the programme Sándor Palace in remote office is that the President performs her duties as Head of State from the county in question, and she is pleased that such a serious diplomatic event could take place in Békés County. 

Katalin Novák added that this is the first time that she welcomes the Prime Minister of another country in Gyula, which is a way of paying tribute to the local people. President Novák expressed her hope that the Prime Minister of Moldova will also have the opportunity to get to know the city a little. 

The Hungarian Head of State told Prime Minister Recean that Gyula Castle is a unique place, as it is the only intact medieval brick castle built on flatland in Europe. She drew her counterpart's attention to the fact that Gyula has a Moldovan sister city, Balti, which is another point of connection between the two countries. 

Farkas Vajk, Head of Communication of Sándor Palace, told the Hungarian News Agency MTI that Katalin Novák and Dorin Recean discussed the economic and political relations between the two countries, as well as their views on current crisis zones, such as the war in Ukraine. 

During her visit to Békés County, Katalin Novák visited the permanent Munkácsy exhibition at the Mihály Munkácsy Museum in Békéscsaba on Thursday morning, and then met with members of the Békés Region Art Society at the cultural centre called Csabagyöngye, where she viewed the exhibition the artists had prepared for the Day of Hungarian Culture.