Ukraine and Hungary to hold talks on language provisions of education law in June

21:45, 29 May 2018
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Klimkin met with his Hungarian counterpart on May 29 / Photo from UNIAN

"The Hungarian side will facilitate these consultations so that they succeed. Then two foreign ministers and [two] education ministers will meet with the participation of the Hungarian community in order to find a solution that will work for our citizens of Hungarian origin," Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said after a meeting with Hungary's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó, the Ukrainian news outlet Yevropeiska Pravda said.

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According to him, "the logic of the solutions is to remove this discrimination so that teaching the language could be improved so that they [members of the national minority] understand what country they live in, but could fully preserve their identity."

The meeting at the ministerial level is also slated for June, Klimkin said.

As was reported, the Hungarian government has repeatedly stated that it will block cooperation between Ukraine and NATO until Kyiv "restores the rights" the ethnic minorities had previously had in Ukraine.

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