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Hungary is counting on cooperation with the Czech Republic, President Katalin Novák said after meeting Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala in Prague.

Hungary is counting on cooperation on European sanctions policy and ensuring that Hungary receives the European Union funds it is entitled to, Novák said. Further, the Russia-Ukraine war must end as soon as possible and “our countries must provide all possible assistance to refugees and those in need,” the president said on Facebook. “This requires not only words but also concrete actions and EU resources.” “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,” Novák said. Cooperation between Visegrad Group countries is “exceptionally important” for the Czech Republic as well. “It is great that we could speak openly and honestly with Prime Minister Fiala,” Novák said.
Novák and Fiala discussed trade, economic and energy cooperation, and the priorities of the Czech Republic’s European Council presidency, which is scheduled to start on July 1, the Government Office said on Twitter.