On Monday, President Klaus Iohannis addressed a message on the occasion of the Day of Hungarians Everywhere, in which he showed that by cultivating interethnic harmony, a “strong” and “prosperous” society will be consolidated.
“For you, the Romanian citizens of Hungarian ethnicity, today is one that offers you the opportunity to reaffirm the values that you cherish and that have united you as a people, as well as to proudly present the identity that has consecrated you in history and in universal culture,” Iohannis said in the message.
The head of state noted the “significant” contribution of the Hungarian minority in Romania and its political representatives to the important steps taken by our country in European integration, in the recovery of democratic values and in the establishment of our society on the basis of respect for human rights and protection.
“These are the foundations of our common path for a European future, which show a deep understanding of the lessons of the past,” said President Iohannis.
He underscored that the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and the solidarity efforts to overcome the difficulties of the period are a proof that the Romanians and the Hungarians can bear fruit of their special qualities and human potential.
“Together, by cultivating interethnic harmony, we will consolidate a strong and prosperous society, a common project in which the Hungarian minority in Romania has its place and its remarkable contributions,” the head of state said.
PM Citu: Today we celebrate the Hungarian community in Romania, but also the good coexistence developed in the last decades
Prime Minister Florin Citu on Monday sent a message on the occasion of the Day of Hungarians Everywhere, emphasizing that March 15 celebrates both this community and the “good coexistence” developed in recent decades.
“March 15 is the Day of Hungarians Everywhere, the most important holiday of the Hungarian community in Romania. We are different in culture and traditions, but these differences do not separate us, we are not adversaries, on the contrary, we must be united in diversity, to become stronger and wiser, to build together, to create values. Understanding differences and appreciating the values of the other contribute to mutual recognition, implicitly to a harmonious coexistence. Today we celebrate the Hungarian community in Romania, but also the good coexistence we have developed in the past decades,” said Florin Citu.
The Prime Minister added that it is time to lay the foundations for a common future, for the development of the country.
“It is time to lay the foundations for a common future, to develop this country together. I am firmly convinced that only together will we be able to build the country we want to live in. In the past year, we have all gone through many trials, unprecedented situations. The pandemic has taught us how important it is to have reliable partners, and we will overcome this moment together. Our efforts and sacrifices will lead us to a better future, a better life for all of us. Dear fellow Hungarians, I send you my best thoughts on the occasion of the Day of Hungarians Everywhere. Many happy returns of the day to all Hungarians in Romania!,” added Prime Minister Citu, according to Agerpres.