Photo: Burger Barna / Miniszterelnöki Sajtóiroda
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held talks Thursday night during the European Council meeting in Brussels said Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Economic Relations Peter Szijjártó to MTI.
The two politicians reviewed topics in the summit's agenda, particularly with regard to the new situation in Ukraine.
At the meeting Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told Angela Merkel that Hungary would like to see a democratic Ukraine that respects the rights of national minorities.
After emerging from the EU summit meeting in Brussels on Friday Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announced that the possible wide-ranging economic sanctions against Russia won't affect Russia's participation in the Paks nuclear power plant expansion.
In addition, PM Viktor Orbán remarked that from the Hungarian point of view the democratic Ukraine must adopt European values and implement an immaculate minority policy. The Prime Minister pointed out that the EU urging Ukraine to take the regional and ethnic characteristics of the country into account when drafting a new constitution and show strength against the extremists.
Hungary would not have signed the association agreement between Ukraine and the European Union if it had allowed the cancellation of the minority language law. The prime minister made it clear that Hungary has already indicated that the abolition of the minority language law is not only wrong but illegitimate too.
(mno.hu – hungarianambiance.com)