Ukrainian-Hungarian commission session to take place in Budapest after seven-year break

Source : 112 Ukraine

The session will take place during a month
14:28, 7 February 2020

Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó and Vice Premier on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Dmytro Kuleba
112 Agency

Hungary and Ukraine did not hold the session of the bilateral intergovernmental commission for seven years. After such a long break, the sides agreed to hold the session in Budapest during a month as Vice Premier on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Dmytro Kuleba stated during a briefing with Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó.

The sides believe that such long break is unacceptable.

“We will talk about very particular projects, which can be jointly implemented by Ukraine and Hungary,” Kuleba said.

In his turn, Szijjártó noted that Hungary would like to establish relations with Ukraine.

“The government of Hungary is interested to restore good neighborly relations with Ukraine. There is any normal person who would not like to have good relations with his\her neighbor,” he noted.

Related: Hungary asks Ukraine to amend new law on secondary education

It is known that the sides will discuss Ukrainian education law, the creation of a checkpoint at the Ukrainian-Hungarian border and infrastructure projects.

Szijjártó added that Hungary wants to achieve the development in agriculture and healthcare spheres and continue the provision of humanitarian aid to Ukraine and improvement of the economy of Zakarpattia. Hungarian foreign minister states that the successful session of the commission will open the way for the meeting of PM of Hungary Viktor Orban and Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Earlier, Ukraine and Hungary agreed to join their forces and expand cooperation to strengthen regional collective security. Corresponding agreements were reached during negotiations between the head of the Defense Intelligence Department of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Vasyl Burba and the head of the Main Directorate of Military Information of Hungary, Janos Beres.

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