Hungary to continue blocking NATO-Ukraine Commission

11:55, 16 October 2018
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Hungary will continue to block the NATO-Ukraine Commission at the ministerial level, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told his Ukrainian counterpart Pavlo Klimkin during their talks held on the sidelines of the EU foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg.

In addition, Szijjarto said that Ukraine had failed to make any progress on the law on education and to implement the recommendations of the Venice Commission, reports Deutsche Welle.

The Hungarian Foreign Minister also expressed discontent over the recent petition to regulate the status of Ukrainian citizens with dual EU citizenship, as well as including a number of Hungarian citizens, including Szijjarto himself, in the Myrotvorets database of individuals threatening Ukraine's national security.

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Both officials noted that while the conflict between the two countries has not been resolved, some significant progress is seen.

“We need to find a path of how we could find a common language with Hungary. This is a difficult path,” said Pavlo Klimkin.

According to Szijjarto, he would also like to "strengthen and improve relations."

During the meeting of Hungarian and Ukrainian foreign ministers, the two top diplomats decided to hold consular consultations on the issue of Hungarian passports issued to Ukrainian nationals in Zakarpattia and finally agreed to have the name of the office of an envoy for the development of the Transcarpathian region changed.

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