Klimkin expects improvement of relations with Hungary

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is necessary to communicate with Hungary as with friends and partners.
17:55, 30 November 2017

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Pavlo Klimkin, the Foreign Minister of Ukraine expressed the belief for the improvement of the relations between Hungary and Ukraine to 112 Ukraine.  

According to Klimkin, it is necessary to communicate with Hungary as with friends and partners.

Related: We return Ukrainian language to Ukrainians, - Poroshenko about education reform

‘We are not interested in the promotion of the Hungarian or Romanian identities but we are interested in their knowledge of the Ukrainian language as the state one and make them understand where they are and to prevent their life in some kind of the language enclaves. It concerns the Hungarians. I can say that the issue of the emotional understanding or deliberate political non-acceptance exists with Hungary. We follow the way of the mutual understanding with other countries. But I am sure that we should with the Hungarians as with friends and partners and we definitely will find a solution’, he said.

Related: Ukraine’s education law discussed in NATO HQ

As we reported Péter Szijjártó, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary repeated his phrase about “discriminative” nature of Ukraine’s education law and said Budapest wouldn’t support Ukraine’s EU, NATO aspirations until the education law is repealed.

As it was reported earlier President Petro Poroshenko signed the law of Ukraine #2145 VII ‘On Education’ on September 25. Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Russia and Moldova expressed the protests towards the law.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary Peter Szijjarto claimed that the government of Hungary decided to block all further decisions of the EU that aim for the rapprochement of the EU with Ukraine due to the ‘Law on Education’.

Related: Venice Commission conclusion on education law expected on December 11, - Hrynevych

Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Liliia Hrynevych announced the date of the negotiations between Ukraine and Hungary on ‘Law on Education’. 

Later Hungary blocked the session of the "Ukraine - North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)" commission in December. 

"Hungary cannot support Ukraine's integration aspirations, so it vetoed the convening of NATO-Ukraine commission in December," Szijjártó said.

Related: Klimkin offers to create communication channel with Poland

The minister added that Hungary is ready for consultations, but cannot agree with the situation when, according to Szijjártó, the law selects the previously obtained rights of national minorities.


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