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ORBÁN SENDS CONDOLENCES TO POLISH COUNTERPART OVER DEATH OF FORMER PM

 

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has sent a letter of condolence to his Polish counterpart, Mateusz Morawiecki, over the death of former Polish Prime Minister Jan Olszewski, his press chief told MTI. “As a youth involved in the change of regime, I too admired Mr. Olszewski’s courage, staunch determination and loyalty to his country …” Orbán wrote in his letter. “We have lost a prominent figure from among central European freedom fighters,” he wrote, pointing out that Olszewski’s death came just as Hungary and Poland are getting ready to mark the 30th anniversary of their transition to democracy.
Olszewski, who served as Poland’s prime minister between December 1991 and June 1992 and was a lawyer by profession, died last Thursday at the age of 88.