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Dec 20, 2017

PM Orbán sends letter of congratulations to Sebastian Kurz on his appointment as Federal Chancellor of Austria

“I am looking forward to our work together, with which I may contribute to the strengthening of Hungarian-Austrian relations, the development of the Central European region and the restoration of our continent’s security," PM Orbán said

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has sent a letter of congratulations to Sebastian Kurz on his appointment as Federal Chancellor of Austria.

The prime minister stated that he is pleased that Austria is again led by a government based on Christian and conservative values.

“I am looking forward to our work together, with which I may contribute to the strengthening of Hungarian-Austrian relations, the development of the Central European region and the restoration of our continent’s security," PM Orbán wrote.

Meanwhile, Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said the victory of parties of the right in Austria is good news for Hungary; this is because sincere Austrian politicians who reject hypocrisy now have the chance to give a real response to the historic challenges facing Europe.

MTI reports that the foreign minister held telephone talks with his Austrian counterpart following the formation of Austria’s new coalition government.

Minister Szijjártó and Karin Kneissl confirmed that they are looking forward to working together, and agreed that the newly-formed Austrian government will open a new era in the development of Austrian-Hungarian strategic relations.

Karin Kneissl is scheduled to make an official visit to Buddapest in early 2018. the foreing ministry confirmed.

The Prime Minister’s Press Chief Bertalan Havasi told Hungarian news agency MTI that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has sent a letter to Sebastian Kurz, congratulating him on his appointment as Federal Chancellor of Austria.

The Hungarian prime minister stated that he is pleased that Austria is again led by a government based on Christian and conservative values. Mr. Orbán wrote, “I am looking forward to our work together, with which I may contribute to the strengthening of Hungarian-Austrian relations, the development of the Central European region and the restoration of our continent’s security”.

In Vienna on Monday the new coalition government formed by the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) and the Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) took its oath of office, under the leadership of a new chancellor who is currently the world’s youngest head of government: the 31-year-old Chairman of the ÖVP, Sebastian Kurz.