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May 08, 2017

Hungary congratulates Macron

Hungary considers France an important ally and partner, and expressed trust that the two countries’ thriving relationships can be further enriched in the coming years

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has sent a letter of congratulations to Emmanuel Macron after he won the French Presidential election on Sunday.

“I look forward to our cooperation and trust that in the future we will have the opportunity to further develop our bilateral relations, and also to discuss our ideas with relation to the future of Europe," PM Orbán wrote.

President János Áder also congratulated Macron on his election win, the president’s office revealed today.

President Áder said that Hungary considers France an important ally and partner, and expressed trust that the two countries’ thriving relationships can be further enriched in the coming years.

Hungary’s president said that paying distinguished attention to Europe’s development, the welfare and safety of its citizens and finding solutions for global challenges are key priorities, in which France can “count on Hungary playing an active role”. He expressed hope that they would have an opportunity to discuss these issues personally in the near future.

Macron is the youngest French president in French history and defeated Marine Le Pen by 65 to 35 percent of the vote.