“Hungary’s wealth is made up of the Hungarian people,” President Katalin Novák said at an event marking the first anniversary of her becoming president of Hungary.
Speaking on Wednesday, President Novák said her presidency was focused on the people of Hungary, adding that she was planning to “continue working as the president of each Hungarian” in the remaining four years of her term. She said her first year had been “a year of encounters with a new face to meet each day, offering opportunities to know each other and listen to the other person’s story”. She said she had learnt that “Hungary’s assets are not its natural or economic resources but the people, who live in Hungary, in the Carpathian Basin, or elsewhere in the diaspora as Hungarians; they make up Hungary’s wealth”. Novák said she wanted to maintain “a sense of belonging together” in everyday life because “we can only achieve a positive turn in Hungary that way”. “A sense of community and unity must be experienced as often as possible,” she added. The celebration was attended by 300 people from Hungary and from ethnic Hungarian communities.
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