Viktor Orbán (l) and Peter Pellegrini - Photo: PMO

Szijjarto, Kover congratulate Pellegrini on election win

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto and House Speaker Laszlo Kover have congratulated Peter Pellegrini on his victory in the second round of Slovakia's presidential election.

“Congratulations, Mr. President! More strength for the sovereignty defence and pro-peace forces,” Szijjarto said in a post on Facebook a little after midnight on Saturday.

Kover wrote in a letter that Pellegrini’s “decisive victory amid high voter participation” gave him a “strong mandate”. He noted that the ethnic Hungarian community in Slovakia had backed Pellegrini “in large number”.

He added that Pellegrini’s election could pave the way for “a new era” in ties between Hungary and Slovakia.

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