The Hungarian diplomat held talks with Vladimir Titov, the first deputy of Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov. The meeting was part of the regular consultation process that has been taking place between Russia and Hungary for years.
In relation to the ongoing Ukrainian crisis, the Hungarian politician called on all sides to start dialogue with Russia.
Besides the Ukrainian issue, the Hungarian foreign ministry official reviewed all aspects of Russian-Hungarian relations with Vladimir Titov, who oversees Russia's European policy.
Takács told to his Russian counterpart that Hungary is interested in a stable Eastern Europe. He also stressed that Budapest attached great importance to the OSCE crisis management mechanism. We hope that as a result of the OSCE's initiative a lasting solution will be found to the Ukraine crisis and tension in the region will subside. However, to realize this objective all parties concerned should agree to stop violence and start talking to each other added Takács.
Hungary supports the OSCE initiative and ready to be involved in the process stressed the Hungarian politician.
Ukraine should be a functioning country that respects European norms and values including the rights of ethnic minorities. Hungary wants to see a stable Ukraine that ensures the rights of Transcarpathian Hungarians so that they can preserve their linguistic and cultural identity said the Hungarian politician.
Takács also said that the primary objective of his trip to Moscow was to meet Mikhail Bogdanov who is Vladimir Putin's Middle East special envoy and an expert of the region. The Russian politician informed his Hungarian counterpart how Moscow sees the Syrian peace process, as Russia is a key player in the region said the Hungarian foreign ministry official to MTI in Moscow.
(MTI – hungarianambiance.com)