Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Tuesday congratulated L’udovít Ódor on becoming Slovakia’s new prime minister. In his message to Ódor, Orbán said Slovakia was an important ally and strategic partner of Hungary, underlining the two countries’ effective cooperation in recent years in spite of the pandemic, the economic crisis and the war in Ukraine. Orbán assured his new Slovak counterpart that he was prepared to work with him in the interest of developing cooperation based on mutual respect.
In another letter, Orbán thanked Slovakia’s former prime minister Eduard Heger for the two countries’ constructive cooperation in recent years. Orbán said he was convinced that “the strong alliance binding central European nations is especially important now when Europe faces historic challenges”. He underscored the Hungarian government’s commitment to strengthening Hungarian-Slovak ties and the cooperation between the four Visegrad Group countries.