Prime Minister Viktor Orbán congratulated Alexander Schallenberg on being appointed the new Chancellor of Austria

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán congratulated new Austrian Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg in a message.

Press Release

His Excellency

Mr. Alexander Schallenberg,

Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria


Budapest, 11th October 2021

Dear Mister Chancellor,

Allow me to extend my congratulations to you on the occasion of your election as Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria. I am most pleased that I will have the opportunity to cooperate with a politician such as yourself, committed to the future of Europe and respecting Hungary at the same time.

Austria is a key ally of ours equally in the fields of politics, the economy and social relations. I would like to reassure you, that you can count on my personal commitment to the development of Hungarian-Austrian cooperation founded on mutual trust and appreciation.

It is my firm conviction, that we will have an effective cooperation based on jointly professed European values, in the interest of enhancing the region’s competitiveness, and strengthening the European Union that rests on the foundation of Christian traditions and respects the equality of Member States and the Community acquis.

I wish you good health and much success in your highly responsible duties. 


Yours sincerely,

 Viktor Orbán

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