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SZIJJÁRTÓ: HUNGARY INTERESTED IN PEACEFUL SOLUTION TO SERBIA-KOSOVO TURMOIL

 

Hungary has an interest in a peaceful solution and compromise through dialogue regarding the turmoil between Serbia and Kosovo, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said in response to a question at a press conference held on Tuesday. Accepting Kosovo into various European organisations prematurely would destabilise the path towards achieving a compromise, so the government will vote against Kosovo’s membership in the Council of Europe if a vote is held on it, he told the joint press conference held with his Serbian counterpart, Ivica Dačić, after their talks in Budapest.
Concerning bilateral energy ties, Szijjártó said Hungary was ready to carry out new infrastructure developments towards enhancing the security of Serbia’s crude oil supplies. The sides will double the capacity of electricity links between the two countries within five years, he added.