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Deputy PM receives high Polish state award

Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjen received the Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland, at a ceremony at the Polish Embassy in Budapest on Tuesday.

The honour awarded by Polish President Andrzej Duda was presented to Semjen by Jerzy Snopek, the Polish ambassador to Budapest.

Snopek praised Semjen as “one of the greatest Hungarian politicians”. Semjen, the leader of the allied ruling Christian Democratic party and a long-standing member of parliament, is “known as a great friend of Poland and the Polish people,” the ambassador said.

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