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Deputy Foreign Minister receives copies of credentials from Hungarian Ambassador

The parties agreed to work on a positive agenda of the bilateral cooperation
20:02, 14 November 2018

Vasyl Bondar, Deputy Head of Foreign Ministry, and the new Hungarian Ambassador to Ukraine István Íjgyártó
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The new Hungarian Ambassador to Ukraine István Íjgyártó presented the copies of the credentials to Vasyl Bondar, Deputy Head of Foreign Ministry, as the latter reported on Facebook.

“Today I have received the copies of credentials from the newly appointed Hungary’s Ambassador to Ukraine István Íjgyártó. We agreed to work on positive agenda of the bilateral cooperation,” Bondar wrote.

He stressed that István Íjgyártó is learning Ukrainian, which, according to Bondar, would help the Ambassador in his professional activity.

Related: Hungary to give passports to citizens of Ukraine's Zakarpattia on its territory

The new Ambassador of Hungary in Ukraine István Íjgyártó was born on the territory of modern Ukraine, he learns Ukrainian. The diplomat was born in Berehove, Zakarpattya region; he graduated from a local Hungarian school.

It was also noted that the Ambassador was reportedly visiting Ukrainian language courses, which are held in the Hungarian Foreign Ministry.

Related: Ukraine's Honorary Consulate opens in Hungary

As we reported, Hungary has changed the name of “the minister for Zakarpattia.” The decision was published by the Hungarian Justice Ministry on October 29.

Earlier, Ukrinform agency published a video where a few Ukrainians receive the Hungarian passports and owe allegiance to Hungary in the Consulate in Berehove, Zakarpattia region, western Ukraine. The Hungarian diplomat recommended not to inform the Ukrainian authorities about receiving the new documents. 

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Yuriy Lutsenko, Prosecutor General, claimed that Ukraine's Security Service investigates this case; however, the service denied this.

Tamás Menczer, Hungary’s Foreign Minister Spokesperson, later reported that Hungary would not withdraw its consul from Berehove due to the scandalous video about the issuance of Hungarian passports to the Ukrainians.

In its turn, Ukraine claimed that in case the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary does not withdraw their consul from Berehove, the Ukrainian side will offer him to abandon the territory.

Related: Hungary has no revisionist ambitions against Zakarpattia, - Szijjártó

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