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Katalin Novák's speech at the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference (COP28)

Overpopulation is not the problem. Family is not the cause but the solution of the climate crisis. The youth is not to be frightened but to be supported.

Ladies and Gentlemen, 

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Statement by Katalin Novák

 

Speech of resignation - Budapest, 10 February 2024

Dear Hungarian people, so dear to me, from inside the borders and beyond. I am now addressing you. Not the politicians, not the political pundits, but those whom I swore to serve two years ago.

Statement from Sándor Palace

President of Hungary Katalin Novák will pay an official visit to Qatar. 

The Head of State will be received by the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani with military honours. 

Katalin Novák received the Emir of Qatar in Sándor Palace on 21 August 2023, who then invited her to the Gulf country to reciprocate the visit.

 

People are in favor of family and having children

People are in favor of family and having children. This is the result of a series of 10 questions launched by Katalin Novák on her X-page, under the title "Humanity Tuesdays", which Elon Musk joined.

Events

Open days at Sándor Palace

A year ago, at my inauguration, I promised to „open doors” for Hungary in the international arena, as well as at home, between Hungarians. 

This is also why on the anniversary, Sándor Palace welcomed those interested with open gates. Thus, thousands have seen the palace this year as well.

I thank all those who came to visit, young and old, residents of the countryside and the capital, supporters of the opposition or the government, people from all walks of life.

This day proved again that Sándor Palace is open to all.
 

My presidency is about the Hungarian people

My presidency is about the Hungarian people, and I would like them to feel that I am working as the President of all Hungarians. My next four years will also be about them. - said President of Hungary Katalin Novák on the occasion of the first anniversary of her inauguration at Sándor Palace in Budapest on Wednesday. 

Diplomacy power house at Sándor Palace

President of Hungary Katalin Novák received the credentials of Dr. Haitham Saleh Elayyan Abu Alfoul, Jordan’s new ambassador to Budapest. 

The Head of State also appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Antal Heizer to head Hungary's Embassy in Kiev, Dr György Urkuti to head Hungary's Embassy in Riga, and Mrs Szilágyi née Edit Bátorfi to head the Embassy in Vienna. 
 

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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Katalin Novák at the Third Summit of the Crimea Platform in Kyiv

On the second day of her visit to Ukraine, President Katalin Novák attended the third summit of the Crimea Platform in Kyiv at the invitation of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, where she also made a contribution. 

The President of Hungary said: war cannot take away the future of children! 
At the international forum, where she was present together with the Ukrainian, Portuguese and Lithuanian presidents, among others, the Hungarian Head of State again called for peace. 
 

Katalin Novák's speech at the Crimean Platform

Dear president, Dear colleagues!

Feast of King St Stephen in Transcarpathia

President of Hungary Katalin Novák commemorated King St Stephen with the Hungarian community in Transcarpathia in the Roman Catholic Church of Beregszász. At the ecumenical worship service, the bread personally baked by the Head of State on the occasion of the national holiday was blessed and consecrated.

Protecting families and Christian roots

Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of all Africa Tawadros II paid an apostolic visit to President of Hungary Katalin Novák at Sándor Palace.
During their talks, both parties agreed that their goals are common: the protection of Christian roots and the family.  
On St Stephen’s Day, Tawadros II participated in the Procession of the Holy Right Hand and also watched the celebratory fireworks display.


 

Diplomatic talks with the Emir of Qatar

President of Hungary Katalin Novák received the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani at Sándor Palace.
The discussions focused on cooperation opportunities between Hungary and Qatar.
The Emir of Qatar invited the President of Hungary on a reciprocal visit, who accepted the invitation. 

 

Meeting of Presidents

President of Hungary Katalin Novák conducted talks with President of Türkiye Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Türkiye is not just an important ally, but also a strategic partner for Hungary. The two presidents consulted about efforts for peace.

 

Feast of King St Stephen, the founder of the Hungarian state - 2023

On the morning of the Feast of King Saint Stephen, the founder of the state, 166 officers took the oath of allegiance in Budapest, in the presence of President of Hungary Katalin Novák, after the ceremonial raising of the flag of Hungary. The officers swore an oath to defend the independence of their country and the rights and freedom of Hungarians even if it costs them their life. The Head of State wished the soldiers strength and good health so that they can remain loyal to their oath.

Katalin Novák's speech on St. Stephen's Day in Esztergom

"Where are you, King Stephen?" asks Mihály Babits in his poem The City of the Holy King. 

Where are you now, King Stephen, when we need you? – we are asking the same question. 
King Stephen is here with us. 

Katalin Novák's speech at the opening of the Budapest World Athletics Championships

Today the world's attention is on the Hungarian capital, Budapest. We will be in the spotlight for nine days. Two hundred participating countries, thousands of athletes, tens of thousands of foreign spectators, hundreds of thousands of fans on site and millions in front of their screens. Because we Hungarians love challenges, and seek out and take advantage of opportunities.

I cordially welcome the athletes, coaches, chaperones and fans, the members of the athletics family from all over the world to Budapest, the capital of a sporting nation!

Appointments as rector at Sándor Palace

President of Hungary Katalin Novák presented appointments as rector at Sándor Palace.
On a proposal by the Minister of Culture and Innovation made in agreement with the maintainer of the institution, the Head of State appointed
•    College Professor Dr. Krisztina Zimányi rector of Gábor Dénes University for a period of 5 years from 1 July 2023, 
•    Associate Professor Mrs. Kutrovich Dr. Krisztina Schottner rector of Milton Friedman University for a period of 5 years from 1 August 2023, 

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