Polish officials given Hungarian honours
PR dla Zagranicy
Hungarian President Janos Ader has honoured Polish officials with the Hungarian Order of Merit's Knight's Cross for contributions to Polish-Hungarian political partnership.
Orsolya Zsuzsanna Kovacs, Gergely Gulyas and Beata Mazurek. Photo: PAP/Leszek Szymański.
Hungarian Ambassador Orsolya Zsuzsanna Kovacs, acting on behalf of the Hungarian president, and Hungary's ruling Fidesz party's caucus leader Gergely Gulyas gave the distinctions in Warsaw on Thursday.
Recipients included Law and Justice (PiS) party caucus leader Ryszard Terlecki, PiS spokeswoman Beata Mazurek, and Senator Andrzej Misiołek of the Civic Platform (PO) party.
Mazurek said the order was an honour and that efforts needed to be taken to ensure the best possible ties between both countries' parliaments and local governments.
The Hungarian Order of Merit is the second highest Hungarian State Order. Founded in 1991, it is a revival of an original order founded in 1946 and abolished in 1949, which had its own origins in the Order of Merit of the Kingdom of Hungary which existed from 1922 until 1946. (vb/pk)