STATEMENTS AND LETTERS
Congratulatory telegram of President Áder János to Barack H. Obama on the occasion of the 4th of July festivities
The Honorable Barack H. Obama
President of the United States of America
The White House
Budapest, 4 July, 2014
Dear Mr. President,
Allow me to extend my warmest regards to you and the people of the United States of America on the occasion of the 4th of July festivities.
It has been 238 years now since the Continental Congress ratified one of the most important legal documents in human history. With the Declaration of Independence a nation was born, and from Liberty Island the flare of freedom reached the farthest corners of the globe.
It was a great honor to meet you in Warsaw last month, and it was a generous gesture of yours to recall, together with the Presidents of the Central European countries, the fundamental changes of 1989-1990, the years when Hungary and other states of the region threw off the yoke of oppression and reasserted their independence. The support of the United States in the process of the transition to democracy was vital and decisive, and it remains very highly appreciated.
I wish the people of the United States that they hold this ground of liberty, and continue to inspire the freedom loving nations all over the world. I am also pleased to confirm that the United States can always count on Hungary when it comes to our common values, liberty and democracy. Our alliance, based on these two values that we both cherish, will remain unshakeable.
Please accept the assurances of my highest consideration.
President of the Republic