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President Novák: Hungary Counts on Cooperation with Czech Republic

Hungary Today 2022.06.09.

Hungary is counting on cooperation with the Czech Republic in European sanctions policy, and in ensuring that Hungary receives the EU funds to which it is entitled, President Katalin Novák said after a meeting with Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala in Prague. Novák and Fiala discussed trade, economic and energy cooperation, as well as the priorities of the Czech presidency, which is scheduled to begin on July 1st.

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Novák said they agreed that the Russian-Ukrainian war must end as soon as possible and that “our countries must provide all possible assistance to refugees and those in need.”

Hungarian and Czech President Confirm V4 Cooperation Commitment
Hungarian and Czech President Confirm V4 Cooperation Commitment

"The ongoing war in Ukraine demonstrates the need for all of us to reduce our dependence on Russian gas and oil supplies," President Katalin Novák said.Continue reading

“This requires not only words but also concrete actions and EU resources,” Novák wrote on Facebook. “We expect Czech pragmatism in the cooperation regarding sanctions and to ensure that Hungary receives the EU funds it is entitled to. The forthcoming Czech EU presidency could also play a role in this,” she wrote.

She further wrote that cooperation among the four countries of the Visegrád Group (comprising Hungary, The Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland) is also “exceptionally important” for the Czech Republic. “It is great that we could speak openly and honestly with Prime Minister Fiala.”

Source: MTI

Featured image via Noémi Bruzák/MTI


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