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Welcome speech delivered by Dr. Tamás Sulyok at the Hungarian Corvin Chain awarding ceremony

Dear Mr. Speaker! 
Dear President Vizi! 
Honoured Recipients! 
Dear Katalin Karikó, dear Ferenc Krausz!
Ladies and Gentlemen!

Today, we have the opportunity to witness an exceptional event. Firstly, it is six years since a new member joined the ranks of the Hungarian Corvin Chain. It was therefore high time for more Hungarians to receive the award. 
On the other hand, it was the first time that as many as two Nobel laureates were elected to the Board of the Corvin Chain simultaneously.

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!

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 votes express the democratic will of the electorate

On 9 June 2024, on the day of the elections to the European Parliament, local governments and of national minority advocates, Tamás Sulyok, President of Hungary and his wife cast their votes in Szeged. After the vote, the President said that since there have been free elections in Hungary, his wife Zsuzsa and he have always exercised their right to vote, and again urged his fellow citizens to vote as well.

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.

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

The cornerstone for shared reflection is the future of Europe

President Dr. Tamás Sulyok welcomed a delegation of Business Europe, an alliance of European corporations, to Sándor Palace. 
During the meeting, the Hungarian Head of State pointed out that one of the key priorities of the Hungarian Presidency is to strengthen the global competitiveness of the continent. 

Dr. Tamás Sulyok directed attention to the fact that efforts to strengthen competitiveness must go hand in hand with efforts towards sustainability, as the interests of future generations must also be taken into consideration.

Medical professionalism and a love of community – Visiting the Paediatric Clinic in Szeged

Dr. Tamás Sulyok, the President of Hungary, and his wife Zsuzsanna Nagy, visited the Paediatric Oncology and Haematology Department of the SZAKK Clinical Centre for Paediatrics and Child Health Care of the University of Szeged.

The Head of State and his wife were received by Professor Dr. László Rovó, Rector of the University of Szeged, Professor Dr. Ildikó Csóka, Director General of Strategy, and Dr. Csaba Bereczki, the Director of the Paediatric Centre.

Meeting with Ignatius Aphrem II, the Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch

Dr. Tamás Sulyok welcomed His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem II, the Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch, to Sándor Palace.

During the discussion, the President of Hungary emphasized that supporting the Christian communities of the world is a key priority for Hungary, and through the Hungary Helps Programme, our country has been effectively supporting Christian and religious organisations in numerous areas.

Dr. Tamás Sulyok stated that he personally finds the communal practice of faith and supporting monastic life very important.

Receipt of ambassadorial letters of credence at Sándor Palace

Today, President of Hungary Dr. Tamás Sulyok received letters of credence from six new ambassadors accredited to Hungary.
Following the presentation of the letters of credence in a solemn ceremony in Sándor Palace, 

Two excellent minds joined the Board of the Hungarian Corvin Chain

Dr. Tamás Sulyok, President of Hungary, awarded the Hungarian Corvin Chain to Nobel Prize-winning researchers Katalin Karikó and Ferenc Krausz.

In his welcome speech at the ceremony in Sándor Palace, the Head of State underlined that both laureates had achieved extraordinary and significant scientific breakthroughs with their discoveries.

Dr. Tamás Sulyok stressed that hard work, decades of professional challenges, sacrifices and struggles have finally yielded results, as both individuals reached a pinnacle in this world that few people ever achieve.

Welcome speech delivered by Dr. Tamás Sulyok at the Hungarian Corvin Chain awarding ceremony

Dear Mr. Speaker! 
Dear President Vizi! 
Honoured Recipients! 
Dear Katalin Karikó, dear Ferenc Krausz!
Ladies and Gentlemen!

Today, we have the opportunity to witness an exceptional event. Firstly, it is six years since a new member joined the ranks of the Hungarian Corvin Chain. It was therefore high time for more Hungarians to receive the award. 
On the other hand, it was the first time that as many as two Nobel laureates were elected to the Board of the Corvin Chain simultaneously.

The Head of State received Israel’s Minister of Foreign Affairs in Sándor Palace

During the meeting with Israel Katz, the President of Hungary highlighted that since the beginnings, Hungary has consistently taken the position that Israel has every right to defend itself, to protect its country and citizens. 

President Sulyok firmly condemned the attack by Hamas on October 7th and the activities of the terrorist organisation. 

Dr. Tamás Sulyok expressed hopefulness concerning the Israeli steps taken to facilitate the admission of humanitarian aid supplies intended for the Gaza Strip.

Appointments at Sándor Palace

Dr. Tamás Sulyok, the President of Hungary, appointed Dr. Zsolt Csák and Dr. Tibor Kalas as Vice Presidents of the Curia.

The Head of State wished the two appointees good endeavours and much success in their new roles.

Paying tribute to the heroes – A bow of heads at Plot 301

President of Hungary Dr. Tamás Sulyok remembered Prime Minister Imre Nagy and his fellow martyrs executed on 16 June 1956 as well as the victims of the retaliation in the aftermath of the 1956 Revolution at Plot 301 of the Rákoskeresztúr New Public Cemetery.

The Head of State bowed his head in reverence and placed a wreath of remembrance at the memorial site erected at the graves of the heroes and victims of ’56.
 

The President of Hungary approves the report of the leaders of Hungary’s armed forces

Tamás Sulyok, President of Hungary, in his capacity as Chief of the Hungarian Defence Forces, received Colonel General Gábor Böröndi, Chief of Staff of the Hungarian Defence Forces, and Major General Norbert Tajti, Director General of the Military National Security Service.

During the official meeting, the current crisis zones, military conflicts and the development and technical preparedness of the Defence Forces were discussed.

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