Budapest, 2015. november 6.Former Hungarian president Arpad Goncz laid to rest, MTI Photo: Szilárd Koszticsák
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán commemorated late president Árpád Göncz at Lendava (Lendva), a border town in north-eastern Slovenia, on Friday evening.
Just in the vicinity of Lendava, there is a town called Cakovec (Csáktornya) where Lajos Göncz, a captain during Hungary’s 1848-49 war of independence, lived, Orban said.
“His great grandson, Árpád Göncz, a due follower of that tradition, became the first president of Hungary after its transition to democracy,” he said.
Orbán noted that Göncz was laid to rest in Budapest on Friday afternoon.
“We paid tribute that is due him as the president of all of us, a president of the nation. We thank him for what he has done for the homeland and for us,” the prime minister said.
Orbán is attending a gala event to mark the 40th anniversary of the ethnic Hungarian interest association of the Mura region.
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