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Apr 17, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron leads second wave of world leaders to congratulate PM Orbán on election win

French President Emmanuel Macron has led a second wave of world leaders to congratulate Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on his election win.

President Macron ensured PM Orbán that France aims to further the constructive working relationship between the two countries in order to deepen all aspects of the Franco-Hungarian cooperation. He reminded that Hungary celebrates its 15th anniversary as an EU member next year and that he is looking forward to working together with the Hungarian prime minister.

The prime minister has also had a telephone conversation with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg who congratulated him on his victory.

Spanish opera singer, conductor and arts administrator Plácido Domingo congratulated PM Orbán on his election victory in a letter. He expressed hope that during the next term of government he would have the opportunity to visit Hungary and to continue his cooperation with talented Hungarian musicians and artists many of whom he ranks among the world’s best.

“The Hungarian people must be happy to have a leader like you who is such a great supporter of the arts and culture,” Domingo said.

Greek, Montenegrin and Ukrainian leaders also congratulated the prime minister.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras wished PM Orbán the best of luck with the accomplishment of his mission, and stated at the same time that he looks forward to the continuation of their cooperation now when “the European Union and its wider environment, too, are in a critical situation”.

Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic congratulated the Fidesz-KDNP party alliance on its convincing victory and fourth mandate on his own and his government’s behalf.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko also sent his congratulations. He wished PM Orbán every success with his activities involving the utmost responsibility, and wished “the friendly Hungarian people” peace, welfare and advancement.