Budapest, July 4 (MTI) – Hungary is ready to deepen its partnership with the United States in all areas, President János Áder said in a letter sent to US President Barack Obama on Monday, on the occasion of the July 4 festivities.
Áder sent his best wishes to Obama and the people of the United States of America in the letter published on the Presidential Office website.
The American nation can always rely on Hungary when it comes to defending the two countries’ common values and facing new challenges, he wrote.
Hungarians and Americans are linked by a long history of friendship and the two countries are close allies with a shared interest in further strengthening transatlantic cooperation, Áder’s letter said.
Both counties have much to gain from expanding bilateral trade and intensifying business connections, he said.
“Since its adoption, the Declaration of Independence has become a beacon for freedom-loving people all over the world … The principles that the American patriots fought for in the Revolutionary War have become a universal and cherished treasure for all of us wishing to live in free and democratic societies”, Áder said.
The president said Hungarians “truly appreciate” the commitment of Americans to the ideals of liberty, the freedom of thought and speech, as well as the crucial role of the United States in the struggle against tyranny, oppression and dictatorship. Áder added that Hungarians are also aware of the vital contribution made by Americans to protecting peace and security, as well as fighting violent extremism.
Áder welcomed the leadership of the United States in promoting sustainable development and mitigating the effects of climate change.