Hungary’s President Katalin Novak at her inauguration ceremony on Saturday condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and claimed her very first vacation would acquire her to Poland, in an clear gesture to mend relations with Warsaw.
Hungary’s rejection of sending weapons shipments to neighbouring Ukraine and its opposition to a planned European Union embargo on Russian oil imports has weighed on relations concerning Budapest and Warsaw, whose two nationalist governments have been extended-time allies in the EU.
Ms Novak, a former Fidesz celebration lawmaker and ally of Key Minister Viktor Orban, was elected to the mainly ceremonial submit of president in March, shortly in advance of Orban received an additional landslide victory in elections on April 3.
Hungary’s first woman president, Ms Novak has served as deputy chair of Fidesz and was family affairs minister in Mr Orban’s earlier govt.
“On Tuesday, 17 May, I am travelling to Warsaw to satisfy the President of the Polish people. Mr. President, expensive Andrzej (Duda), I thank you for the opportunity to discuss as befits mates!,” Ms Novak reported in her inauguration speech.
“We condemn Putin’s aggression, the armed invasion of a sovereign condition. We say eternally no to each and every hard work aiming at the restoration of the Soviet Union,” she additional.