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Polish president presents high state award to Hungarian ambassador in Warsaw

Polish President Andrzej Duda on Wednesday presented the Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland to Orsolya Zsuzsanna Kovacs, Hungary's ambassador to Warsaw, for strengthening and enhancing Polish-Hungarian friendship, the embassy said.

In his laudation, Duda praised the ambassador for her “exemplary and dedicated work” in strengthening Polish-Hungarian relations over the past seven and a half years of service. The Polish president said he insisted on presenting the award in person to the ambassador in appreciation of her “outstanding service paid for the two nations,” noting that the such an occasion had been rare during his presidency.

“I can say with full responsibility that it is rare to have an ambassador serving in a diplomatic corps who fulfills her role in such an extraordinary way as Ambassador Orsolya Kovacs has done during her mission to Poland. She is an extremely active and cordial person who has an excellent understanding of the Polish way of thinking,” said Duda.

In her speech of acceptance, Kovacs highlighted the importance of nurturing the national heritage through generations which she called “key in maintaining the special relations between Poland and Hungary”.

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