The Budapest Corvinus University awarded Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic an honorary doctorate at a ceremony on Tuesday.
Accepting the award, Grabar-Kitarovic said it mandated her to further pursue her scientific as well her political work at the same time.
She said that a safer future had to be ensured for the younger generations, emphasising the importance of sustainable development and conflict resolution.
Presenting the award,
the rector of the university pointed out that Grabar-Kitarovic was the first woman to be elected president in Croatia since the country’s first multi-party elections in 1990.
András Lánczi said that Grabar-Kitarovic had worked hard to ensure that Croatia and Hungary maintained and strengthened their bilateral relations.
The president has greatly contributed to strengthening bilateral ties by focusing on what binds the two countries together and the central European values they represent, the rector added.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic highlighted regional cooperation at a meeting in Budapest.
The two leaders agreed that the central and eastern European countries have to cooperate in debates on the future of Europe.
Both leaders reiterated their views concerning the disputes between Croatia and Hungary.
The meeting was also attended by Péter Szijjártó, Hungary’s foreign minister.