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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

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).

Visit to the Ministry of Defence and the Hungarian Defence Forces

Tamás Sulyok, President of Hungary, as Commander-in-Chief of the Hungarian Defence Forces, visited the Ministry of Defence and the Hungarian Defence Forces. Following the military salute, Minister of Defence Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky and Chief of General Staff Gábor Böröndi reported to the President on the activities of the Ministry and the Defence Forces, the state of the development of the armed forces and the defence industry, as well as the country's defence capabilities.

Ministerial introductory visit to Sándor Palace

Tamás Sulyok, President of Hungary, received Bence Tuzson, Minister of Justice, at Sándor Palace. The Minister shared his professional ideas and plans regarding the judicial system and other related issues.

Appointment as State Secretary at Sándor Palace

Tamás Sulyok, President of Hungary, on a proposal by the Prime Minister, appointed Örs Farkas as State Secretary of the Prime Minister's Office with effect from 14 March 2024.
 

15 March

The national flag was hoisted with a military salute on the 15 March national holiday in front of the Parliament in Budapest, at Kossuth Lajos Square.

The Honour Guard of the Hungarian Defence Forces raised the flag to the sound of the National Anthem, in the presence of Tamás Sulyok, President of Hungary, and László Kövér, Speaker of the National Assembly.

The event also featured the participation of the Central Military Band and the Cavalry Unit of Honour.

Tamás Sulyok presented Kossuth and Széchenyi Prizes and the Hungarian Order of Merit on the occasion of the 15 March national holiday

Our survival should not be taken for granted. We had to and must take action for it, using the means of law, the achievements of culture and the results of science - stressed President of Hungary Tamás Sulyok at the awards ceremony presenting the Kossuth and Széchenyi Prizes and the Hungarian Order of Merit medals on the occasion of the 15 March national holiday in the Parliament.

"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!

The appointment of Generals and promotions at the Sándor Palace

The President of Hungary – on the proposal of the Minister of Defence
•    promoted Major General Attila Géza Takács to the rank of Lieutenant General with effect from 15 March 2024,
•    promoted Brigadier General Zsuzsánna Ballainé Krikker to the rank of Major General with effect from 15 March 2024, 
•    promoted Brigadier General Dr. Pál Imre Váczi to the rank of Major General with effect from 15 March 2024, 

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.
 

"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. 

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