2010. 06. 29.
You have great experience in representing the interests of both Hungary and Europe on the frontline, but this position holds a unique and even more significant responsibility for you, at a time when both Europe and Hungary needs strong leadership.
As the top figure of the country, you not only have to represent the interests of the entire Hungarian community in the world, but after the failure of 8 years of socialist government, you will have to make significant efforts in the restoration of your country’s credibility and reputation. With this office, you will have an essential role in promoting the European idea and democratic values. Being a two-time Olympic fencing champion I am also expecting you to be the chief advocate of advancing an active, healthier way of life in Hungary.
Having served as an ambassador, Vice-President of the European Parliament and Member of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, I am strongly convinced that this new office is well suited to you and I am certain that, with your experience and enthusiasm, you will be able to tackle all challenges during your presidential term.
Please accept my warmest congratulations on your promotion once again and my very best wishes for your continuing success.
Chairman of the EPP Group