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Mar 15, 2018

PM Orbán congratulates Angela Merkel on her re-election as Germany’s federal chancellor

The prime minister said Hungarian-German cooperation had contributed to shaping Europe’s future in a positive way

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has congratulated Angela Merkel on her re-election as Germany’s federal chancellor and Horst Seehofer on his appointment as interior minister.

In a letter addressed to Merkel, the prime minister said Hungarian-German cooperation had contributed to shaping Europe’s future in a positive way.

“In view of Europe’s current situation, we can’t have another goal than to work for restoring the security of the continent, boosting our economies and promoting our citizens’ prosperity on the basis of close inter-governmental cooperation and German-Hungarian friendship,” he said.

PM Orbán believes that both Germany and the Visegrád Four would promote the stability and development of Europe in the decade to come. Accordingly, a summit meeting during Hungary’s V4 presidency would offer a good opportunity for the discussion of a common future, he said.

In a separate letter addressed to Germany’s new interior minister, the prime minister noted that during Seehofer’s term as Bavaria’s leading minister Hungarian-German relations have markedly improved.

“It is my great pleasure that we will be able to cooperate with you as a member of the Berlin federal government in resolving the challenges faced by our continent, on the basis of our common Christian and civic values,” PM Orbán said.