President Isaac Herzog of Israel has sent a letter congratulating Katalin Novák on her “historic and inspiring” election as Hungary’s next president, and he wished her much success.
In his English-language letter, Herzog called Hungary a dependable ally of Israel in international forums and a country home to one of the largest Jewish communities in Europe. “The State of Israel values and appreciates its relationship with Hungary,” Herzog wrote in the letter. Herzog who stated his commitment to advancing ties between the two countries, extended an official invitation for Novak to visit Israel. Novák in a Facebook post thanked the Israeli president for his “kind wishes”, stressing that “Israel can count on the continued support of Hungary in the future, as can the Jewish community living in peace and security in Hungary”. “I look forward to further strengthening the cooperation between our countries in the coming years,” Novák said. Parliament elected Novák president on March 10, and she will be the sixth president since the 1989/90 change of political system. Novák will be sworn in during a ceremony on Saturday.
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