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Tamás Sulyok, President of Hungary, delivered a speech on the Memorial Day for the Victims of the Hungarian Holocaust

Esteemed Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen!

It is challenging to recall the past on the Memorial Day of the Victims of Hungarian Holocaust.

"To be Hungarian is a unique and distinct quality" – Speech by Tamás Sulyok at the Kossuth- and Széchenyi-Awards Ceremony

Ladies and Gentlemen,

With distinguished respect and great esteem, I welcome the laureates and honourees!

Inaugural address by Tamás Sulyok, President of Hungary

Presidents Schmitt and Áder, 

Honourable Prime Minister, 

Honourable Speaker of the House, 

Ladies and Gentlemen, Hungarians in the Carpathian Basin and all around the world,
I stand before you and welcome you as the seventh President of the free Hungary, which dismantled the communist dictatorship. First and foremost, I would like to thank all those who have supported me and continue to do so.

Releases

Tamás Sulyok, President of Hungary, at the Three Seas Initiative Summit

Every year, the Three Seas Initiative (TSI) summit and business forum is organised with the participation of 13 countries (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Austria, Croatia, Romania, Greece, Bulgaria, Poland, Slovenia, Austria, Croatia and Bulgaria), situated between the Baltic, Black and Adriatic Seas.

Press release on the discussion between President of Hungary Tamás Sulyok and President of the State of Israel Isaac Herzog

Tamás Sulyok had a telephone conversation today with Israeli President Isaac Herzog.

The President of the State of Israel congratulated Tamás Sulyok on his election as President of Hungary. The two Heads of State reviewed the most important bilateral and international political issues. During the exchange of views, the Hungarian President stressed that Hungary is a close ally and best friend of Israel as well as its strategic partner in Europe.

The President of Hungary set the date for the elections

Press release from the Sándor Palace

Today, President Tamás Sulyok, in fulfilment of his constitutional duty, called the election of the members of the European Parliament in Hungary and the general election of local municipality representatives and mayors. 

The first simultaneous elections will take place on 09 June 2024.
 

Events

The votes express the democratic will of the electorate

On 9 June 2024, on the day of the elections to the European Parliament, local governments and of national minority advocates, Tamás Sulyok, President of Hungary and his wife cast their votes in Szeged. After the vote, the President said that since there have been free elections in Hungary, his wife Zsuzsa and he have always exercised their right to vote, and again urged his fellow citizens to vote as well.

The President of Hungary received the Head of State of China on an official visit

President of Hungary Tamás Sulyok, accompanied by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, welcomed the President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping with military honours in the Lion Courtyard of Buda Castle.

The President of Hungary on the anniversary of Hungary’s EU accession: Hungary does not give up its sovereignty

Hungary does not give up its sovereignty, and believes in the alliance of independent nation states in Europe, which the founding treaties currently guarantee – the President of Hungary said in Brdo pri Kranj in Slovenia on Monday.

Interviews

My meetings in Békés were highly rewarding - Interview with Katalin Novák

I found my meetings in Békés very rewarding, and I trust that I was not the only one who felt this way - said Katalin Novák, President of Hungary, in an interview with our newspaper - the Békés Megyei Hírlap - about the three days she spent in our county at the end of January. During our conversation, we discussed how to motivate young people to settle in the region, spoke about the war in Ukraine and this year's elections, and why she declared 2024 the Year of Getting Active.

CNBC interview with Katalin Novák

That I'm here for the first time, I experienced that it is, let's say, a constructive chaos, what we experience here, and also what the traffic is concerned, it's very difficult to get from one place to the other, but I have to assure you that the Swiss trains are on time. I took the train and it worked perfectly.

I came, I got the train as well.

I saw the strength of families wherever I went - Interview with Katalin Novák in the newspaper Petőfi Népe (Petőfi’s people)

President of Hungary Katalin Novák spent nearly three days in our county last week. The Head of State visited several of Bács-Kiskun’s settlements and also travelled to the border region. We asked her about this.
-Your grandparents used to live in Ágasegyháza, and as a result, you spent a lot of time in Bács-Kiskun as a child. Can we say that you came home a little during your almost three-day visit here?

Previous News

The President of Hungary approves the report of the leaders of Hungary’s armed forces

Tamás Sulyok, President of Hungary, in his capacity as Chief of the Hungarian Defence Forces, received Colonel General Gábor Böröndi, Chief of Staff of the Hungarian Defence Forces, and Major General Norbert Tajti, Director General of the Military National Security Service.

During the official meeting, the current crisis zones, military conflicts and the development and technical preparedness of the Defence Forces were discussed.

Appointment of Balázs Hankó, Minister of Culture and Innovation

On 11 June, at Sándor Palace, Tamás Sulyok, President of Hungary, appointed Balázs Zoltán Hankó as Minister of Culture and Innovation, effective 1 July, at the proposal of the Prime Minister.

The Head of State wished the Minister much success in his work. 

The votes express the democratic will of the electorate

On 9 June 2024, on the day of the elections to the European Parliament, local governments and of national minority advocates, Tamás Sulyok, President of Hungary and his wife cast their votes in Szeged. After the vote, the President said that since there have been free elections in Hungary, his wife Zsuzsa and he have always exercised their right to vote, and again urged his fellow citizens to vote as well.

The President of Hungary received the Head of Collegium Hungaricum at Sándor Palace

Tamás Sulyok met with Krisztina Lantos, the Head of Collegium Hungaricum in Rome, at Sándor Palace. During the meeting, the President commended the lasting achievements of Collegium Hungaricum, an institution committed to preserving and strengthening Hungarian culture in Italy.

The Head of State thanked the head of the institution and her staff for their work, which he had the opportunity to witness in person during his previous visit to the Vatican.
 

Historical commemoration ceremony in Geszt

On The Day of National Unity, President Sulyok attended a state ceremony in Geszt and visited the newly restored Tisza Castle. 

The building complex now features an exciting interactive exhibition that tells the story of the Tisza family, whose fate came to be intertwined with Hungarian history in the Post-Compromise Period, with special focus on the life of the martyred Prime Minister István Tisza.

During the visit, János Lázár, Minister of Construction and Transport, gave the public dignitaries and other guests a guided tour of the exhibition.

Appointment at Sándor Palace

The President of Hungary appointed Katalin Éva Ocskó as Deputy President of the National Office for the Judiciary.

Tamás Sulyok congratulated the appointee.

 

Meeting with Miklós Maróth, orientalist

Tamás Sulyok, President of Hungary, received Miklós Maróth, professor, orientalist, recipient of the Hungarian Corvin Chain of Honour, full member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Dean of Pázmány Péter Catholic University, at Sándor Palace.

The Head of State was briefed on the antecedents to the Middle East conflict, as well as its cultural and religious background and roots.
 

UN Youth Delegates received by Tamás Sulyok

UN Youth Delegates Brimo Widad and Annamária Wettstein paid a visit to Sándor Palace today. The guests presented the Head of State with a painting of Kiskunfélegyháza, the birthplace of Tamás Sulyok.

The President said it was important that young people's worldview and interests should be reflected in international decision-making. To this end, the UN launched the Youth Ambassadors Programme in 1981, which gives Hungarian youth the opportunity to represent their country as official delegates at the most important UN forums.

Tamás Sulyok received the Speaker of Egyptian House of Representatives Hanafy Ali Gebaly

President of Hungary Tamás Sulyok welcomed Dr. Hanafy Ali Gebaly, the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Arab Republic of Egypt, to Sándor Palace.

The Head of State highlighted that religious and cultural tolerance as well as the importance of family unite the two countries, and stressed that Hungary continues to see Egypt as a key strategic partner. The two parties also agreed to maintain the intensity of the bilateral cultural and economic ties between their countries.

Tamás Sulyok welcomed Rumen Radev, the President of the Republic of Bulgaria, to Sándor Palace

The Hungarians and the Bulgarians are united by a community of historical fate, and even by friendship – President of Hungary Tamás Sulyok stressed in his press statement following a discussion with President of Bulgaria Rumen Radev at Sándor Palace on Saturday.

Tamás Sulyok said that the discussion with the President of Bulgaria covered, among other things, the position of national minorities, Hungarian-Bulgarian economic relations and energy security in particular. The President of Hungary highlighted that they see eye to eye on the issue of migration.

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