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Hungarian, Ukrainian Foreign Ministers Hope to Improve Ties

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.12.27.

Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó had a phone talk with Dmytro Kuleba, his Ukrainian counterpart, with both ministers confirming their wish to improve ties between their countries.

In a Facebook entry, Szijjártó said that they trusted that “2022 will be a better year in terms of Hungary-Ukraine ties than this one was”.

FM Szijjártó: Hungary Has Vested Interest in Eastern Ukraine Peace
FM Szijjártó: Hungary Has Vested Interest in Eastern Ukraine Peace

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The Hungarian government has worked a lot to ensure energy supplies for the country and increase Hungary’s role in supplies for the region, Szijjártó said, adding that out of its seven neighbors Hungary now had gas links to six, while “the number of electric links will soon increase”.

Szijjártó noted that in 2020 and 2021, the largest amounts of gas imported by Ukraine from the west had traveled through Hungary, a trend to continue in the first three months of next year, with a total capacity of 700 million cubic meters.

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Foreign Minister: Developments in Hungary-Ukraine Relations 'Cause for Cautious Optimism'

Szijjártó said that his Ukrainian counterpart welcomed the proposal that Hungary and Ukraine should mutually accept each other's immunity certificates.Continue reading

Featured image via Péter Szijjártó’s Facebook page