President of the Republic of Hungary, Arpad Goncz.

”In the midst of the horrors of World War II, Raoul Wallenberg risked his life for the threatened Jews, and with his courageous and unselfish actions he saved the lives of tens of thousands of people in Budapest in 1944-45. It is my firm conviction that we have to always remember him and have his memory alive as a shining example to future generations.”