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Jan 23, 2017

PM Orbán congratulates Donald Trump on becoming 45th president of the USA

“Your historic election victory gives you a strong mandate from the American people to bring about change," PM Orbán wrote to President Trump

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has congratulated Donald Trump on becoming the 45th president of the United States of America.

The prime minister sent a letter of congratulations to Trump following his inauguration as the new president. “Your historic election victory gives you a strong mandate from the American people to bring about change," PM Orbán wrote to President Trump.

PM Orbán pointed out that the world faces enormous challenges, which require a new and brave approach. “Our ever-growing economic ties; long-standing cooperation in areas, such as the fight against terrorism; our similar visions on economic and security policies, on the responsibility for the safety of our own citizens, and on border control and migration, give us a historic opportunity to shape the future together," he said.

The prime minister also wrote that he was looking forward to further enhancing the “long-standing, strong and cordial ties” between Hungary and the United States. He expressed confidence that through continued partnership the two countries would be able to tackle the challenges and explore the opportunities. The prime minister finally expressed his best wishes to the new US president.

The ruling Fidesz party said that the inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States “heralds a new era, in which the dictatorship of political correctness is replaced by straightforward speech, and decisions are based on a sober mind rather than ideologies”. The United States is Hungary’s ally, with close and important cooperation in economic and security matters, Fidesz said. The two countries are connected by shared values, such as freedom, human dignity and respect for courage. Fidesz concluded by wishing the 45th US president much success and good health during his term.