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Dec 11, 2018

PM Orbán congratulates Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on becoming leader of CDU

In a letter to Kramp-Karrenbauer, PM Orbán said that she took over the party at a “crucial moment” for the CDU, for Germany and for the European Union

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has congratulated Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, after she was elected leader of Germany’s senior ruling party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU).

In a letter to Kramp-Karrenbauer, PM Orbán said that she took over the party at a “crucial moment” for the CDU, for Germany and for the European Union.

The prime minister added that Hungarian Christian Democrats continue to see the relations between ruling Fidesz and the CDU as of strategic importance, going far beyond the level of bilateral ties.

PM Orbán said this is all the more true in view of the upcoming EP elections where Fidesz and CDU, both belonging to the European People’s Party, aim to preserve their values and strengthen the cohesion, security and competitiveness of the European Union.

The prime minister added that both Fidesz and CDU should fight to make the EPP the strongest and indispensable player defining the EU political discourse in coming times.