picture of Nicolae Ciucă

Viktor Orbán congratulated Nicolae Ciucă (pictured) on his election as Romania’s new prime minister, Bertalan Havasi, the Prime Minister’s press officer, said on Saturday.

The Hungarian Prime Minister wrote in a letter to his Romanian counterpart that, despite the challenges of the past two years, co-operation between the two countries has not lost momentum, and the pandemic has shown that the two neighbors can always count on each other when needed.

The Prime Minister was presumably referring to the assistance provided to Romania in October, during the fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic, in which Hungary cared for sick Romanians and donated protective equipment to the country.

Viktor Orbán expressed his conviction that the further development of economic, energy and transportation relations could bring the two countries even closer and strengthen their political dialogue on bilateral and European issues.

In addition, the Hungarian Prime Minister also wrote that he was pleased to learn that the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania will be a coalition party in the new Romanian government, which he believes will add value to its work through its experience and professionalism.

[Index, via MTI]

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By Steven N.

Steven is the editor-in-chief of Hungarian Politics. He has been following the political scene in Hungary and the Central European region more or less since 1994.