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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 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.

We can become the renovated church of Europe, said President Sulyok at the reconsecration of the renovated church in Ják

We can become the renovated church of Europe, where people come to draw strength, said Tamás Sulyok, the President of Hungary, at the reconsecration ceremony of Ják’s St. George Church  (Vas County, Hungary) on Sunday.

Tamás Sulyok emphasized the need for revitalizing our communities.

We need to rebuild ourselves to each other, setting aside all obstacles, fears, uncertainties, and distrust, although this is not easy in the era of infidelity, where we lose the grace of connection, stated the President.

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

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, 

Newly appointed officials in the Competition Council of the Economic Competition Office

President of Hungary Katalin Novák appointed Nóra Váczi and Dr. Dávid Kuritár members of the Competition Council.
 

Appointments and promotions as general

On a proposal by the Minister of Defence, President of Hungary Katalin Novák promoted Lieutenant General Dr. László Böröndi, Chief of the Defence General Staff, to the rank of Colonel General, Brigadier General Zoltán Somogyi, Director of the Defence General Staff, to the rank of Major General, and appointed Colonel József Szücs, Organisation Director of the NATO Military Committee, as Brigadier General.

The Stipendium Peregrinum scholarship is an entry ticket among the best

The Stipendium Peregrinum scholarship is an entry ticket among the best, as well as a springboard to the wider world, said President of Hungary Katalin Novák on Tuesday, when she presented certificates to the winners of the Stipendium Peregrinum scholarship at Sándor Palace. 
The President of Hungary, the initiator and Chief Patron of the programme, explained: Launched in 2019, the Stipendium Peregrinum programme has attracted 579 applicants over the past four years, 99 of whom have won scholarships to study at the world's top universities. 

The Head of State received the President of the International Athletics Federation

Katalin Novák received the President of the International Athletics Federation Sebastian Coe at Sándor Palace. 
From this weekend, Hungary will host one of the world's biggest sporting events, with around 2,000 competing athletes as well as fans and spectators from all over the world. 
The World Athletics Championships in Budapest will once again be a great opportunity for Hungary to show the world what Hungarians are capable of.
 

Presentation of appointments as ambassador at Sándor Palace

President of Hungary Katalin Novák presented ambassadorial credentials to Dr. Emilia Henrietta Fábián, Hungary’s ambassador accredited to Portugal, Dr. Miklós Boros, Hungary’s ambassador accredited to Bulgaria and Edit Bucsi-Szabó, Hungary’s ambassador accredited to the Republic of Chile. 

Receipt of Ambassadorial credentials at Sándor Palace

President of Hungary Katalin Novák received ambassadorial credentials from the diplomatic representatives of four foreign states. 

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