PM Viktor Orbán met the leaders of the Hungarian Cultural Association of Transcarpathia

Friday, August 15, 2014

Maintaining peace is the most important thing for Europe, Hungary and Transcarpathian Hungarians in these difficult times said PM Viktor Orbán after meeting the leaders of the Hungarian Cultural Association of Transcarpathia (KMKSZ) on Thursday in Budapest.

PM Viktor Orbán met the head of KMKSZ László Brenzovics and the two vice-Preseidents of the organization Geza Gulácsy and József Barta in the Parliament.

PM Orbán stressed that the Hungarian government will do everything it can to help to solve the Ukrainian crisis; therefore, the government has been closely following the ongoing dispute between the various forces paying close attention to the situation of ethnic Hungarians in Transcarpathia.

Referring to the upcoming parliamentary elections in Ukraine, participants of the meeting expressed their hopes that the Ukrainian head of state fulfills his promise and makes ethnic Hungarian representation in the Ukrainian Parliament possible.

PM Viktor Orbán stressed that the sustenance of Hungarians in Transcarpathia is an important element in the Hungarian government's national strategy; so the government intends to actively pursue plans that lead to the improvement of ethnic Hungarians' lives in Transcarpathia said the prime minister.

The prime minister also met Hunor Kelemen the President of the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania (RMDSZ) and wished him much success in the upcoming Romanian presidential election. Viktor Orbán is hoping that the weight of the Hungarian community in Romania will increase in the future allowing Hungarian-Romanian relations to be placed on a more rational basis.

The Hungarian prime minister and the chairman of RMDSZ among other things, reviewed current national issues and agreed to strengthen relations between the Fidesz party and the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania.

(MTI -


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