FM Kuleba: Kyiv and Budapest set to search for common solutions

FM Kuleba: Kyiv and Budapest set to search for common solutions

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Ukraine and Hungary are set to search for common solutions.

"The visit obviously showed an important change: Budapest and Kyiv are set to search for a common solution without crossing the red lines of both countries, not to confrontation. The process of rapprochement is happening, it is not easy, but it’s worth it," Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba posted on Facebook upon his visit to Hungary.

Diplomacy follows a rule: nothing is agreed until everything is finally agreed, and this rule is fully applicable to the current situation in relations with Hungary, the minister added.

According to Kuleba, it is not just about bilateral relations. After all, Central Europe is a region that "builds its muscles", but it will get its ideal shape only with Ukraine, he added.

As reported, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba made a visit to Hungary on May 29, where he met with Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó.

The ministers signed a number of bilateral agreements, including a protocol between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of Hungary amending the framework agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of Hungary on the provision of tied aid loan and a memorandum of understanding between the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine and the Ministry for Innovation and Technology of Hungary.

Earlier, Hungary-Ukraine relations deteriorated again after the Verkhovna Rada had passed the law on ensuring the functioning of the Ukrainian language as the state language. Hungary reacted negatively to the adoption of this law.

The Hungarian side also sharply criticized the adoption the law on education in Ukraine on September 5, 2017, which provides, in particular, for the wider introduction of the Ukrainian language, including in the educational establishments of national minorities.

Despite numerous attempts of the Hungarian and Ukrainian sides to settle the disputed issues through diplomacy, a full understanding has not been reached. Hungary tries to block Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic initiatives.

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