Prime Minister Viktor Orban congratulated former ECB president Jean-Claude Trichet on his 75th birthday in a letter on Wednesday, the PM’s press chief said.
“Though we did not always agree during the years when Europe and the world were struggling with a financial crisis, it is undeniable that during your presidency, the European Central Bank contributed significantly to the stability of Europe’s economic environment, in which Hungary could find and had found its own path towards economic success,”
Orban wrote in his letter.
“I can assure you that the Hungarian people will always think of you with gratitude for your valuable contributions,” the prime minister wrote and wished Trichet strength and good health for his future work.
Trichet served as president of the ECB from 2003 to 2011. He currently heads the Bruegel Institute, a Brussels-based international economic think tank.