President János Áder has congratulated Zuzana Caputova on her win in the presidential election in Slovakia.
“I think I can greet you as a leader … who, like me, is committed to the development of relations between our countries and our region,” the President wrote in a letter.
President Áder added that he trusted that he and Caputova would contribute to the further enrichment of Hungarian-Slovak cooperation and he was ready to discuss this in person. “I’d gladly exchange views with you on matters such as sustainability and environmental issues that are important to us both, as well as on the future of our region and Europe,” Áder wrote.
The Hungarian president also expressed hope that he would continue “constructive dialogue” maintained with her predecessor, with a view to strengthening mutual trust and resolving outstanding issues. The president added that the “openness” she had shown as regards national minority communities was a source of hope.
President Áder concluded the letter by extending an invitation to his new Slovak counterpart to visit Budapest to discuss Hungary-Slovak relations and to review prospects for further cooperation.