Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman held a meeting with Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orbán in Krynica Zdrój on September 7th. The counterparts focused on the lines of further cooperation between the countries, in particular in the framework of the Intergovernmental Commission on trade and economic cooperation and a number of infrastructure projects.
Prime Ministers of Ukraine and Hungary stressed the need to raise the level of collaboration between the two states.
The parties agreed to improve work of Ukrainian-Hungarian Intergovernmental Commission on trade and economic cooperation. In particular, the Ukrainian part will be headed by Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze. A responsible person from the Hungarian side will be determined in the coming days.
Volodymyr Groysman aired an initiative to elaborate a mid-term action plan for cooperation between Ukraine and Hungary within the frames of the Commission, notably in infrastructure, energy and agriculture sectors.
The prospects of implementation of a number of infrastructure projects, in particular the development of border checkpoints and border infrastructure.
The Head of Ukraine’s Government asserted that it was necessary to exchange data on the movement of goods via the Ukrainian-Hungarian frontier. Joining efforts in this direction will contribute to the fight against smuggling and "gray imports" at the customs, he urged.
Volodymyr Groysman noted that Ukraine is interested in intensifying cooperation with Hungary in transport domain, in particular regarding combined conveyance. The Prime Minister noted the need to increase permits for Ukrainian carriers.
The heads of government agreed to unite efforts in environmental activities on the Tysa River.
The Prime Minister of Ukraine welcomed an initiative of Hungary to hold a business forum in Kharkiv, and proposed as a next step to conduct a similar forum in Hungary, which could be opened by heads of government of the two countries and become an element of the joint meeting of the Governments of Ukraine and Hungary.
Moreover, the interlocutors discussed countering Russian aggression by Ukraine, as well as the consolidation of the EU's efforts in this direction.