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President Novak meets German chancellor, president in Berlin

President Katalin Novak met German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Armenian President Vahagn Khachaturyan on the sidelines of the opening of the Special Olympics World Games in Berlin.

Novak said on Twitter that she had had a “meaningful conversation” with Scholz and that she and Steinmeier were in agreement that they could “do a lot together for the mutual benefit or our two countries”.

Concerning her talks with the Armenian president, Novak said she was looking forward to welcoming Ashot Smbatyan, Armenia’s ambassador to Hungary, at the Demographic Summit in Budapest in September.

Novak on Saturday took part in the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games at the head of the Hungarian team.

On Sunday, the president is scheduled to attend the 25m freestyle swimming quarter final with Hungarian fans.

The 16th Special Olympics World Games in Berlin features some 7,000 athletes from 200 countries competing in 26 disciplines. The Hungarian athletes are competing in 15 disciplines.

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