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Henri Matisse exhibition opening ceremony - Museum of Fine Arts

Today we are opening an exhibition of the works of a painter extraordinaire. We can be proud that Hungary is an attractive destination not only because of the beauty of Lake Balaton, good Hungarian cuisine, a family-friendly mentality and world-class sporting events, but also because fans of sophisticated culture can find delicacies here. Hungary offers high-class concerts of classical and popular music, theatre, artistic dance shows, circus, stunning architecture, stylish design and outstanding works of fine art.

Visit to the border: Debrecen – Fehérgyarmat 

As Commander-in-Chief of the Hungarian Defence Forces, President Katalin Novák visited one of the most exposed border sections of the country, the north-east section bordering on Ukraine and the military units stationed there and participating in the Eastern Shield 2022 mission.

The President ascertained the readiness of the soldiers and the tangible results achieved in the development of the Hungarian armed forces. The majority of the soldiers in the units serve in Hungary's largest land unit, the 5th István Bocskai Rifle Brigade of the Hungarian Defence Forces.

Riga –Three Seas Initiative Summit

Hungary’s head of state arrived in Riga at the invitation of Latvia’s President Egils Levits on 20 June 2022 to attend the Three Seas Initiative Forum. 

Launched in 2015, the Three Seas Initiative aims to ensure that Europe's existing east-west transport and energy infrastructure is complemented by north-south routes as soon as possible.

19. FINA Opening of the World Aquatics Championships

„The first world record was set on land before the race even began."– said President Katalin Novák in her speech officially opening the 19th FINA Aquatics Championships in Budapest’s aquatics complex “Danube Arena”. 
The President also emphasized that as the organisers had only four months to prepare for the world championships, their achievement is also a world record.

Bucharest Nine Summit – 10 June 2022

At the invitation of the President of Romania Klaus Iohannis and the President of Poland Andrzej Duda, President Katalin Novák attended the B9, i.e. Bucharest Nine, Summit, at which the participating countries condemned the Russian aggression against Ukraine in a joint declaration. 

The consultations among the B9 – i.e. the four Visegrad countries, the three Baltic states and Romania and Bulgaria – were initiated by Poland and Romania in 2015 to give the NATO member states in the Central-European region an integrated representation in the Alliance.

Katalin Novák awarded the Grand Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit to Osamu Suzuki

President Katalin Novák awarded the Grand Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit to Suzuki Osamu, former President of Suzuki Motor. The investment in Esztergom thirty years ago was realised thanks to the efforts of Mr. Suzuki, and the plant is still the only European bridgehead for the Japanese company.

Katalin Novák visits Prague at the invitation of Czech President Miloš Zeman 

Katalin Novák arrived in the capital of the Czech Republic at the invitation of the Czech President Miloš Zeman on 7 June 2022.

At the bilateral, friendly meeting, the heads of state discussed the most pressing challenges of the current period of conflict. They agreed that the most important thing is to speak frankly and clearly, and to maintain a firm moral stance.

They strongly condemned Russian aggression against Ukraine. They stressed that care must be taken to ensure that sanctions against Russia do not hurt those more who are on the side of peace.

Day of National Unity (Sátoraljaújhely, 4 June, 2022)

"What does being Hungarian mean to you? It's like asking a fish what water means to it." This is how Professor Mihály Csíkszentmihályi answered this question.

Dear Celebrating Audience! Dear young people from Transylvania, the Highlands, the Southland, Transcarpathia and Hungary!

Many of us would answer, perhaps many of you would answer this question in the same way. What does being Hungarian mean to you? It is like asking a fish what water means to it. Because how do you put into words what it means to be Hungarian for us? How can we express the obvious in words?

Katalin Novák congratulated Queen Elizabeth II on her platinum jubilee

On the occasion of the seventieth anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne, her platinum jubilee, I sent a congratulatory message to Her Majesty the Queen.