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Welcome speech delivered by Dr. Tamás Sulyok at the Hungarian Corvin Chain awarding ceremony

Dear Mr. Speaker! 
Dear President Vizi! 
Honoured Recipients! 
Dear Katalin Karikó, dear Ferenc Krausz!
Ladies and Gentlemen!

Today, we have the opportunity to witness an exceptional event. Firstly, it is six years since a new member joined the ranks of the Hungarian Corvin Chain. It was therefore high time for more Hungarians to receive the award. 
On the other hand, it was the first time that as many as two Nobel laureates were elected to the Board of the Corvin Chain simultaneously.

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!

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?

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"150 years ago, with the establishment of Budapest, the heart of the Hungarian nation began to beat on both banks of the Danube"

The unification of the historical districts 150 years ago not only created a new city, but also set the heart of the Hungarian nation beating on both banks of the Danube, said President of Hungary Katalin Novák at the Budapest 150 gala evening at Vígszínház Theatre in Budapest.

"We write the future!"

We must take control of the future, we must write our future, not the forecasts. We need a demographic turnaround. We need to change from a nation with a declining population to a nation with a growing one," said President of Hungary Katalin Novák at an event for members of the Hungarian Permanent Conference and the Hungarian Diaspora Council in Parliament on Thursday.

Statement by Sándor Palace on the Hunnia case

Today, President of Hungary Katalin Novák - after hearing the request for clemency by complainant Sándor Csintalan - made a decision on the request for clemency presented by the last three individuals involved in the so-called Hunnia case.

The decision to suspend imprisonment does not affect the question of guilt. On the disqualification from public office, the Head of State rejected the applications. Today's pardon decision brings the 15-year-long Hunnia case to a close.
 

 



 

Katalin Novák met with Lorenzo Fontana, President of the Chamber of Deputies of the Republic of Italy

President of Hungary Katalin Novák held talks with Lorenzo Fontana, President of the Chamber of Deputies of the Republic of Italy.

It is important that there is a strong alliance between like-minded nations like Italy and Hungary, the President said, referring to the meeting with the politician, whom she said was an old friend.

Receipt of ambassadorial credentials

President of Hungary Katalin Novák today received the credentials of four ambassadors accredited to Hungary.

Katalin Novák is Chief Patron of the fundraising campaign It’s Good to be Good!

President of Hungary Katalin Novák visited the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Semmelweis University to learn about the professional work pursued there.

Following the visit, it was announced that the Head of State has accepted the patronage of the public media's fundraising campaign "It’s Good to be Good!".

Speech by Katalin Novák at the Pannonhalma 800 celebration

Your Excellencies, the Apostolic Nuncio and Archbishops, the Most Reverend Metropolitan, Distinguished Teachers, Ladies and Gentlemen, and above all, dear Students!

Thank you for the invitation, I am honoured to celebrate with you today. It is always a pleasure to come to Pannonhalma.

Our duty is to collectively represent the interests of our country

It is our duty to collectively represent the interests of our nation and our homeland, regardless of our outlook on the world or the particular region of the country or the Hungarian-inhabited corner of the Carpathian Basin we come from - stated President Novák in Brussels on Friday.

Katalin Novák held discussions with the Belgian king about the historical and diplomatic relations between Hungary and Belgium

The Hungarian Head of State met with King Philippe of Belgium during her visit to Brussels at the Royal Palace of Laeken.

According to Katalin Novák, during the meeting - which was held in a cordial atmosphere - in addition to the century-long historical and diplomatic relations between the two countries, they also reviewed the state of the EU trio's preparations for the Presidency.

Katalin Novák met with the President of the European Parliament

President of Hungary Katalin Novák met with President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola to discuss Hungary's preparations for the Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the second half of 2024.

"I trust that in 2024, we will have another successful Hungarian Presidency," declared the Head of State, adding that the President of the European Parliament also anticipates the same.

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