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FM Szijjártó: Hungary Wants Ukrainian Relations of Mutual Respect

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.12.04.

Hungary has an interest in Ukraine developing as a country of security, Péter Szijjártó, Hungary’s minister of foreign affairs and trade, said on Facebook on Friday.

“We are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Hungarian-Ukrainian diplomatic relations this year. Three decades ago Hungary was among the first countries to recognize Ukraine’s independence,” he said.

As a neighboring country, Hungary has always had an interest in the security and development of Ukraine, Szijjártó said.

“Over the past few years, however, infringements of the rights of Transcarpathia’s ethnic Hungarian community have had a very harmful impact on bilateral relations. We would like to see Hungarian-Ukrainian cooperation be based again on mutual respect as soon as possible,” Szijjártó said.

FM Szijjártó: Hungary 'Generous' in Its Support of Ukraine
FM Szijjártó: Hungary 'Generous' in Its Support of Ukraine

Meanwhile, Hungary still "firmly expects" Ukraine to respect the rights of its ethnic Hungarian community, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said.Continue reading

This endeavor was confirmed by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán during a brief phone call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky earlier today, the minister said.

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