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  • Volodymyr Groysman: Today we are starting a new history of rapprochement and deepening of cooperation between Ukraine and Hungary
    posted 24 November 2016 20:00

    Today we have all grounds to consider that Ukraine and Hungary begin a new history of rapprochement and deepening the bilateral cooperation. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during a meeting with activists of the Ukrainian community of Hungary.

    "Today we have a reason to consider that we are starting a new history of rapprochement and deepening of our cooperation. I sincerely rejoice in this, because I believe that with such a great country like Hungary, which we share a border with, have warm and friendly relations, have a large national minority in Ukraine, we just have to effectively develop these relations", Volodymyr Groysman said.

    Commenting on the results of the official visit to Hungary Prime Minister stressed its effectiveness and concrete achievements. So, following the meeting with Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban a number of agreements were signed, in particular the implementation of joint infrastructure projects, cooperation in the fields of finance and sport.

    The Ukrainian-Hungarian business forum is opening tomorrow designed to combine the economic opportunities of countries. There is great potential for bilateral cooperation in this area, the Head of the Ukrainian Government says.

    According to the results of the bilateral meeting the Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban said that visas for Ukrainians of category "d" will be issued free of charge, Volodymyr Groysman said.

    "This is a good step towards the Ukrainians," he stressed.

    He also noted the consistent position of Hungary regarding the support of the territorial integrity of Ukraine and the ratification of the Association Agreement with the EU, as evidenced by the talks, in particular with the Chairman of the National Assembly of Hungary Laszlo Clovera. The parties also discussed the issues of protection of rights of national minorities in the countries.

    The PM spoke with the Ukrainian community of Hungary about the situation in Ukraine and the actions of the Government for reforms in the country.

    Volodymyr Groysman presented a commemorative medal "25 years of Independence of Ukraine" to a senior lecturer of the Budapest University Victoria Lebovics, a head of the self-administration of Ukrainians of Nyíregyháza town Judith Soflens and a lecturer of the Ukrainian language of University of Szeged, a head of the self-administration of Ukrainians Szeged town Natalia Sajtos-Zapotoczny.