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ÁDER CONGRATULATES SLOVAKIA'S ČAPUTOVÁ

 

Hungarian President János Áder has sent a letter of congratulations to Zuzana Čaputová, who recently won 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 letter released by the President of the Republic’s office said. Áder added that he trusted that he and Čaputová 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. He also expressed hope that he would continue “constructive dialogue” maintained with her predecessor, with a view to strengthening mutual trust and resolving outstanding issues. He wrote that the “openness” she had shown as regards national minority communities was a source of hope. Áder extended an invitation to his new Slovak counterpart to visit Budapest to discuss Hungary-Slovak relations and to review prospects for further cooperation.