Budapest, 2018. április 8. Orbán Viktor miniszterelnök, a Fidesz elnöke (j) és Semjén Zsolt nemzetpolitikáért felelõs miniszterelnök-helyettes, a Kereszténydemokrata Néppárt (KDNP) elnöke a párt választási eredményváró rendezvényén a Bálna Budapest rendezvényközpontban az országgyûlési képviselõ-választás napján, 2018. április 8-án. MTI Fotó: Máthé Zoltán

The European Jewish Association (EJA) has congratulated Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on his “resounding win and re-election”, the PM’s press chief said on Wednesday.

In his congratulatory letter, EJA Chairman Rabbi Menachem Margolin praised Orbán for having been “a stalwart defender of Israel on the world stage”.

“During your previous term in office your steadfast assurances and commitments to protect Hungarian Jewry and their heritage were warmly welcomed and were an anchor to us in these turbulent political times,” Margolin wrote.

The EJA chairman expressed his trust that Orbán’s “previous positive and embracing stance” to Hungarian Jewish citizens and Israel would be carried over into his new term and government.

“Europe stands at a crossroads,” the letter said. Margolin reassured Orbán that he would enjoy the EJA’s support as long as he continued to “show the right way ahead when it comes to defending and upholding Jewish rights, and standing up for Israel”.

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has also congratulated Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on his recent election victory, the PM’s press chief said on Wednesday.

“I am certain that our countries, which represent numerous shared interests in European and Euro-Atlantic politics, will continue to support one another and work closely together,”

Grabar-Kitarovic wrote in her congratulatory letter, underlining the importance of strengthening central European unity.

“I look forward to carrying out the joint projects launched under the Three Seas Initiative aimed at intensifying our energy, transport and digital relations,” the president said.

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has congratulated Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orbán on his victory at Sunday’s general election, the press chief of the prime minister said.

In a letter sent on Tuesday, Rajoy said he was convinced that relations between Hungary and Spain will further expand in the years ahead, advancing the welfare of citizens in both countries.

He urged stronger strategic cooperation with Orbán in the European Union, stating that both of them being members of the European People’s Party will offer a framework for this.

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