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Katalin Novák's speech at the UN Security Council meeting

Mr. President,

I would like to thank You personally, Mr. Edi Rama Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania for taking the effort to initiate this open debate.
Open debates create for us, non member countries of the Security Council an opportunity to express our views on issues impacting our world. 
Our position is clear: the Russian Federation has crossed the Rubicon with the invasion of an independent and sovereign state, a member of the international community, and the member of the family of the United Nations. Our goal is a lasting, just peace in Ukraine.

Katalin Novák's speech at the 78th session of the UN General Assembly

Of the people, by the people, for the people. 

We all know the most famous words of the Gettysburg Address. However, fewer people know that Abraham Lincoln borrowed these words from one of the greatest Hungarians, Lajos Kossuth, the leader of our 1848 War of Independence. Who was born on this very day, 19 September. 

Dear Chair, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

"All for the people, and all by the people. Nothing about the people without the people." This is the main purpose of the sovereign Hungarian state and the guarantee of our freedom. 

Katalin Novák's speech at the Crimean Platform

Dear president, Dear colleagues!


Press release by President of Hungary Katalin Novák

The law on the new career path for teachers has been adopted by the National Assembly. The most controversial points of what came to be known as the "status law" in the form in which it was originally submitted for debate and rightly criticised by many, are no longer included in the adopted legislation, or are included with substantiveamendments. As a result, this law is already different in content from the one that had sparked the protest. 

Statement by the President of Hungary on the injured Hungarian soldiers serving in KFOR

As the Commander-in-Chief of the Army, I wish a speedy recovery to all the soldiers injured in Kosovo while serving with the Hungarian Defence Forces NATO peacekeeping force.

Address by President of Hungary Katalin Novák on Hungarian Defence Day

This year, the Hungarian Defence Forces celebrate their 175th anniversary. On Hungarian Defence Day, as Commander-in-Chief, I salute our forces and our servicemen!


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. 


Direct the spotlight where there is less light! – Interview with Katalin Novák in the newspaper Nógrád Megyei Hírlap

After three days, twenty one programmes, several hundred handshakes, thousands of photos with local residents and countless informal discussions, you spoke about Nógrád with the same enthusiasm as on the day when you arrived. With President of Hungary Katalin Novák we discussed the experiences of her visit and current issues of our region at one of the last stops of her visit, Rimóc.

Neue Zürcher Zeitung interview with Katalin Novák

Katalin Novák, President of Hungary: „The sanctions have hurt us more than they have hurt Russia”
Budapest supports Western policy only reluctantly and is hesitant to engage in a tough confrontation with Moscow. President Katalin Novák is committed to Ukraine's sovereignty and supports a rational approach to sanctions.
(Daniel Imwinkelried and Ivo Mijnssen, Budapest, 8 June 2023) interview with President of Hungary Katalin Novák

Where has she contradicted Viktor Orbán? Is her conscience clear after she reprieved György Budaházy? Has she told the Pope that she is releasing the perpetrators of terrorist acts on his behalf? Is she really the good cop of the System of National Cooperation? Would she be on good terms with the Prime Minister even if her name was Klára Dobrev? Can one be independent of the person whose initials one formerly wore as earrings? What has Orbán taught her? Does she argue with him? And why does she need a piano worth nearly 70 million in her office?

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We Hungarians are a nation of doers - Iraq - Meltho International School

"We Hungarians are a nation of doers ", said President Katalin Novák at the inauguration of the Meltho International School in Erbil, in the centre of Iraq's Kurdistan Region. The school was established with Hungarian support.

She added: This is also shown by the fact that "we are here to support you and your communities".
On the last day of her visit to Iraq, the President of Hungary opened the international school established with the support of the Hungary Helps Initiative at a ceremony with Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Autonomous Region, Masrour Barzani.

President of Hungary Katalin Novák met the President of Iraq

President of Hungary Katalin Novák - the first Hungarian President to visit the Middle Eastern country -also met Iraqi President Abdul Latif Rashid on Friday.

Katalin Novák visits Iraq

Katalin Novák is the first Hungarian President to visit Iraq, the Sándor Palace told the Hungarian News Agency MTI on Thursday.

Katalin Novák will be in the Middle Eastern country from Thursday to Saturday, where she will meet with the Hungarian troops stationed there.

The President is also scheduled to visit humanitarian projects implemented through the Hungary Helps Initiative.

Our future depends on whether we stand by the family

Supporting the birth of desired children has become a fundamental principle of Hungarian family policy, said President of Hungary Katalin Novák at the closing event of the Mária Kopp Memorial Year in Budapest on Friday.

Katalin Novák said that Mária Kopp was perhaps the first to point out that the state - but not only the state - has a job to do in countries where fewer children are born than what young people dream of.

Days at Camp Erzsébet are about peace and security

The time spent at the Erzsébet Camp is about peace and security, as well as undisturbed relaxation – President of Hungary Katalin Novák stressed in her speech given at the Erzsébet Christmas celebration in Zánka’s Erzsébet Camp.

Katalin Novák appointed Csaba Lantos as Minister for Energy

On the proposal by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, President of Hungary Katalin Novák appointed Csaba Lantos as Minister for Energy on Wednesday. The government decided to set up an independent Ministry for Energy in November. The new ministry is in charge of the integrated control of Hungary’s energy policy.

Katalin Novák in Ukraine – Kiev – Beregszász – Csepe  

The President of Hungary received an invitation from President of Ukraine Volodymir Zelensky to participate in the Grain from Ukraine initiative.

The President’s tour of Hungary continued in Komárom-Esztergom county

President of Hungary Katalin Novák continued her tour of the county in Komárom-Esztergom county.

She first travelled to the City of Kings, i.e. Esztergom, where she visited the Cathedral of the Assumption and St. Adalbert, more commonly known as the Basilica of Esztergom, which has been under complete renovation since 2019. Afterwards, she lit a candle at the tomb of Cardinal and Prince Primate József Mindszenty, who was born 130 years ago.

Administrative recess at Sándor Palace 

Please be informed that between 22 December 2022 and 6 January 2023, Sándor Palace will be on administrative recess pursuant to Government Decree 460/2022 (XI.10.) on the emergency rules applicable to administrative recesses in special status bodies.

During this period, please send your requests, letters or questions to the email address 

Sándor Palace

On official working visit to Israel – Jerusalem – Tel-Aviv

Katalin Novák paid an official working visit in the Middle Eastern country, invited by President of Israel Isaac Herzog. In addition to Israel’s Head of State, President Novák met with outgoing Premier Yair Lapid and Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu, and held consultations with the leaders of local Christian communities.