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Ukraine and Hungary to focus on the development of trade relations and border infrastructure development
29 May 2020 19:09

On May 29, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba paid his first foreign visit to Hungary as Foreign Minister and met with the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó.


The parties expressed mutual interest in development of friendly and good-neighborly relations, as well as willingness to open a new page of bilateral partnership.


"I have handed over a draft joint memorandum between the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban, which is proposed to be signed during their meeting. I have also suggested that a large joint project to be implemented - completion of the construction of a modern hospital in Berehovo under the auspices of the President of Ukraine and the Prime Minister of Hungary, "said the Ukrainian Minister.


The parties paid special attention to the issues of cooperation in combating the spread of COVID-19.


As co-chairs of the Ukrainian-Hungarian intergovernmental Economic Committee, the ministers called for the renewal of its work as soon as possible and agreed that it should play a leading role in promoting trade and economic cooperation between the two countries.


"There are no objective grounds for any significant problems between us. We hope that Hungary's full support for Ukraine in NATO will be restored," Dmytro Kuleba said.


The Ministers discussed specific opportunities to increase Ukraine's investments in Hungary and Hungary's investments in Ukraine, and to help strengthen their positions in the markets of both countries.


The Ministers paid special attention to the development of border infrastructure, including the renovation of the Chop-Zahony border crossing checkpoint and the construction of a new Dyida-Berehdarac checkpoint.


During the visit, the Ministers signed the following documents: Protocol between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of Hungary on the amendment to the Framework Agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of Hungary on providing a tied aid credit and a Memorandum of Understanding between the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and  Energy saving  of Ukraine and Ministry for  Innovations and Technology  of  Hungary.


For the reference: Hungary supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. 

The turnover for 2019 amounted to US$ 2.8 billion. 

Since 2015, 43 servicemen have been treated and 54 have been rehabilitated in Hungary, in addition 2,235 children whose parents served in the ATO / OOS area or from the eastern regions of Ukraine have been rehabilitated. The Hungarian government has allocated funds for the renovation and purchase of outpatient equipment in the village of Valuyske, which was destroyed due to the Russian aggression against Ukraine.





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