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"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.

Speech by Tamás Sulyok, President of Hungary in the Parliament

Honourable Speaker of the House, 
Honourable Prime Minister, 
Dear Members of the Parliament, 
Dear Invited Guests,

As President of the Constitutional Court, I have been nominated for the office of Head of State, and I thank everyone involved. The fact that I stand here before this House as President-elect of Hungary, but even as President of the Constitutional Court, somewhat defines, or if you like, limits my options.

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

Tamás Sulyok: deepening the dialogue between Hungary and Poland is a key priority

Maintaining and deepening the dialogue between Poland and Hungary is of the utmost importance, said President of Hungary Tamás Sulyok at a joint press conference with President Andrzej Duda in Stary Sacz, southern Poland, on Friday.

The Hungarian President arrived in Poland on a working visit to mark the Day of Polish-Hungarian Friendship (23 March).

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. 

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

"We are interested in a strong and successful Visegrad Cooperation" - Dr. Tamás Sulyok welcomed Peter Pellegrini

President Tamás Sulyok received Peter Pellegrini, Speaker of the National Council of Slovakia, the first foreign guest after his inauguration on Monday at the Sándor Palace. The Hungarian Head of State praised the excellent relations between the two countries, which, according to him, are based on a strategic partnership worthy of good neighbours. 

The parties agreed on the importance of the V4, and both are interested and committed to a solid and successful Visegrad cooperation, the Sándor Palace informed MTI, the Hungarian News Agency, on Monday. 

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.

Tamás Sulyok received the Chairman of the Mongolian State Great Hural

President of Hungary Tamás Sulyok received Gombojav Zandanshatar, Chairman of the Mongolian State Great Hural, at the Sándor Palace on Wednesday. 

First decision of the new Head of State

President Tamás Sulyok today signed the decision of the National Assembly made on 26 February 2024 on Sweden's accession to NATO.
 

Speech by Tamás Sulyok, President of Hungary in the Parliament

Honourable Speaker of the House, 
Honourable Prime Minister, 
Dear Members of the Parliament, 
Dear Invited Guests,

As President of the Constitutional Court, I have been nominated for the office of Head of State, and I thank everyone involved. The fact that I stand here before this House as President-elect of Hungary, but even as President of the Constitutional Court, somewhat defines, or if you like, limits my options.

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.

 

Katalin Novák received Armenia’s Head of State

The aim is to strengthen and give substance to the relations between Hungary and Armenia, said President of Hungary Katalin Novák on Tuesday, after she held talks with Vahagn Khachaturyan, President of the Republic of Armenia, in Budapest. 

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.

Katalin Novák met with Hungarian peacekeepers in Bosnia and Herzegovina-Hercegovinában

Major General László Sticz took over the command of the EUFOR Althea mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the presence of President Novák. 

In her speech delivered at the ceremony, the President of Hungary asked the Hungarian military personnel serving in the mission to be role models, to show that a role in the military means honour, integrity and patriotism. 

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