Victor Yushchenko has met with Hungarian President Laszlo Solyom for talks in Budapest, according to the President`s press-office.

He praised the dynamics of economic and parliamentary cooperation between Ukraine and Hungary, thanking Hungarian MPs for unanimously passing a resolution to recognize the Holodomor as genocide.

Mr. Yushchenko and Mr. Solyom spoke about Euro-Atlantic integration. The Hungarian leader said he wanted relations between Ukraine and the EU to be more active than stipulated by the Ukraine-EU Action Plan.

Discussing border cooperation, Mr. Solyom commended Ukraine for helping deal with floods in the border zone.

They also spoke about energy issues. Mr. Yushchenko reiterated it was important for Ukraine to integrate into Europe’s energy network.

The two leaders discussed ways to ensure the observance of national minority rights. Mr. Yushchenko described Ukrainian-Hungarian cooperation in this area as “perfect in the region of Central-Eastern Europe.” He also said Ukrainians wanted to erect a monument to Taras Shevchenko in Budapest.