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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.

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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?

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Security and peace is our shared interest – Meeting with Swiss Minister of Foreign Affairs Ignazio Cassis

President of Hungary Tamás Sulyok welcomed Ignazio Cassis, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Swiss Confederation, to Sándor Palace. The Swiss Minister is paying a working visit to Budapest. 

Appointment as president at Sándor Palace

President of Hungary Tamás Sulyok appointed László Nagy as the President of the Supervisory Authority for Regulated Activities.

This authority exercises official control, supervision and regulation of certain key sectors.

The Head of State wished the newly appointed president much success in his work.

 

Meeting with the Director of EPLO

Tamás Sulyok welcomed Spyridon Flogaitis, the Director of the European Public Law Organisation (EPLO), at Sándor Palace. EPLO has disseminated knowledge about Public Law and promoted jurisprudence in Europe since 2007. The Head of State emphasized that he would like to continue strengthening the scientific and professional relations between Hungary and EPLO.
 

Appointments as general and promotions at Sándor Palace

The President of Hungary - on a proposal by the Minister heading the Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister

appointed Colonel for National Security Erzsébet Szalay to the rank of Brigadier General for National Security with effect from 5 May 2024, 
Colonel for National Security Gábor Tamás Szilágyi to the rank of Brigadier General for National Security with effect from 5 May 2024, and 
Lieutenant Colonel for National Security Gergely Takács to the rank of Brigadier General for National Security with effect from 5 May 2024.

Tamás Sulyok met with members of the diplomatic corps accredited to Hungary

Tamás Sulyok, President of Hungary, welcomed the members of the diplomatic corps accredited to Hungary to an official reception in Budapest for the first time.

In his speech, the President stressed that Hungary has been calling for a peaceful solution to the war in Ukraine from the very beginning, as a just and sustainable peace is in the common interest of all of us.

According to Tamás Sulyok, the enlargement of the European Union to the Western Balkans is essential to strengthen Europe's global role.

Visit of the Friends of Hungary Foundation to Sándor Palace

Tamás Sulyok, President of Hungary, received the members of the Friends of Hungary Foundation in the Courtyard of Sándor Palace. The members of the organisation are Hungarians, as well as non-Hungarians, living abroad, who are sympathetic to Hungary and who are considered opinion leaders through their professional successes. Their aim is to inform the public in a value-oriented and impartial way about the news and achievements affecting the Hungarian nation.

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.

Presentation of ambassadorial letters of credence at Sándor Palace

President of Hungary Tamás Sulyok today received the letter of credence of six new ambassadors accredited to Hungary.
Following the letter of credence presentation ceremony,

His Excellency Majed Abdulaziz M. Al Abdan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,
His Excellency Tsegab Kebebew Daka, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia,
His Excellency Chheang Thyra, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Cambodia,

Tamás Sulyok, President of Hungary, sent greetings to the President of the European Council

The President of Hungary sent a letter of greetings to Charles Michel, the President of the European Council, on the 20th anniversary of Hungary’s accession to the European Union.

According to the Head of State, the referendum on Hungary’s accession gave the authorisation for Hungary to become a member of the European Union as a sovereign country 20 years ago.

Tamás Sulyok emphasized that preserving the values of our EU membership is a common interest and a common task.

Tamás Sulyok received the Speaker of Oman’s Shura Council

The President of Hungary received Sheikh Khalid Hilal Al Maawali, the Speaker of Oman’s Shura Council, i.e. the Lower House of the Omani Parliament, at Sándor Palace.

Tamás Sulyok commended the stabilising role played by the Sultanate of Oman in the Middle East, and underlined that a common goal for the two countries is to promote international peace and security.

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