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Jan 22, 2019

PM Orbán congratulates Markus Söder on CSU win

"You can continue to count on my personal and the (Hungarian) government's support," PM Orbán said

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has sent a congratulatory letter to newly-elected Bavarian CSU president Markus Söder.

Söder, Prime Minister of Bavaria since March 2018, was elected President of the region's Christian-Social Union (CSU) with 87.4 percent of the votes.

"The traditionally strong partnership between the Bavarian and Hungarian governing party is an important pillar of Bavarian-Hungarian and German-Hungarian relations," PM Orbán wrote. "Our commitment to Christian values offers a firm basis to solve together the issues affecting Europe's future."

"You can continue to count on my personal and the (Hungarian) government's support," PM Orbán added.

Within Germany - Hungary's largest foreign trade and investment partner -  Bavaria accounts for 50 percent of German-Hungarian economic relations.