Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Tuesday. The discussion of the two leaders focused on Ukraine’s bid to join the European Union, Hungary’s welcoming of war refugees, and other areas of Hungarian-Ukrainian cooperation, Viktor Orbán’s press chief told MTI.
During the meeting, the Hungarian Prime Minister underscored Hungary’s support for Ukraine’s EU candidate status and the removal of bureaucratic obstacles to Ukraine’s EU accession. Orbán pledged to represent Hungary’s stance at this week’s EU summit in Brussels.
The Hungarian premier noted that the country has now welcomed almost 800,000 Ukrainian refugees, and it is prepared to cooperate in further energy projects as well as the rail transport of Ukrainian grain. Hungary will also host an even higher number of Ukrainian students, he told his counterpart.
On behalf of the Ukrainian people, Volodymyr Zelensky thanked Hungary for their help.
Featured photo via Viktor Orbán’s Facebook page