Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, during the summit of the European People`s Party in Malta, held a meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban, expressing concern over the recent statements of certain Hungarian officials on the establishment of separate territorial autonomies in countries neighboring with Hungary, the president`s press service told UNIAN.
”The Ukrainian president expressed concern over the statements of Hungarian officials on the establishment of separate territorial autonomies,” the report said.
The sides also exchanged views on topical issues of bilateral relations. Also during the meeting, the importance of intensifying bilateral political dialogue at the highest level was noted.
As UNIAN reported, on March 22, the Ambassador of Hungary was invited to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine over the calls by Vice Prime Minister of Hungary Zsolt Semjen to create autonomies of the Hungarian minority in neighboring countries.
The Foreign Ministry urged Hungary to resist attempts to exploit the issue of securing the rights of national minorities only to create an atmosphere of distrust and misunderstanding, as has been repeatedly done by the Russian aggressor.