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“Hungary is ready to continue its economic development programme launched in Transcarpathia and support for the operation of educational, health and cultural institutions in the region,” Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó told a press conference after talks with Ukrainain Deputy Premier Dmytro Kuleba in Kiev.
“If the planned meeting of the intergovernmental cooperation committee is a success, it will pave the way for a spring summit between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Prime Minister Viktor Orbán,” he said. Szijjártó added that Hungary was ready to provide humanitarian support for Ukraine and welcomed the planned launch of direct air services between Budapest and Zaporizhia in the near future.
Kuleba told MTI that the culture ministry would draft a proposal on the protection of minority rights and put it to a public debate. He said that Kiev would make every possible effort to promote minority protection in line with its international obligations and would not delay the passage of the law.
Kuleba expressed thanks to Hungary for supporting Ukraine’s territorial integrity and contributing to the rehabilitation of Ukrainian children.
Szijjártó also met Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko and Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk.