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Katalin Novák's speech at the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference (COP28)

Overpopulation is not the problem. Family is not the cause but the solution of the climate crisis. The youth is not to be frightened but to be supported.

Ladies and Gentlemen, 

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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.

 

People are in favor of family and having children

People are in favor of family and having children. This is the result of a series of 10 questions launched by Katalin Novák on her X-page, under the title "Humanity Tuesdays", which Elon Musk joined.

Events

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. 
 

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?

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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. 

President of Hungary Katalin Novák visits Sarajevo

President of Hungary Katalin Novák visited Sarajevo, where on Tuesday she met with the Members of the Presidency of the State of Bosnia and Herzegovina and held talks with Borjana Krišto, President of the country’s Council of Ministers. 

The agenda included the European integration of the Western Balkans, the EUFOR Althea mission – where command has been assumed by a Hungarian general, Major General László Sticz - demographic issues and the strengthening of economic and cultural relations, Farkas Vajk, Head of Communications of Sándor Palace, told MTI on Tuesday. 

Katalin Novák honours Bishop Béla Kató

President of Hungary Katalin Novák awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of Hungary to Béla Kató, Bishop of the Transylvanian Reformed Diocese and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Sapientia Foundation, at Sándor Palace in Budapest. 

The President of Hungary described the honoree with the words "greatness in the minority".

Katalin Novák officially proclaims 2024 the Year of Getting Active

President of Hungary Katalin Novák has officially declared 2024 the Year of getting Active.

In her resolution, the President of Hungary called on the representatives of the public and civil sectors to use all means at their disposal to make physical exercise accessible to all and to contribute to the successful implementation of personal commitments to a healthy and active lifestyle.

Katalin Novák held talks with the Moldovan Prime Minister in Gyula

President of Hungary Katalin Novák held talks with Dorin Recean, Prime Minister of Moldova, at Gyula Castle on Thursday. 

Katalin Novák in Békés County

As promised, in 2024, the President of Hungary has resumed her visits to the counties. 
In Békés County, the Sándor Palace in remote office programme began, similarly to earlier county visits, with the raising of the national flag with military honours. Local residents graced the event with their attendance.

The Head of State then held talks with the county's leaders and Members of Parliament on the most important issues and problems affecting the region and its inhabitants.

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