I reviewed three main areas with my Russian partners. The (1) situation of Hungarians in Transcarpathia, Ukraine; (2) Hungarian-Russian economic relations in the light of sanctions, and (3) energy cooperation regarding the upcoming winter, the South Stream pipeline project and the construction of the Paks power plant writes the Jobbik president on Facebook.
Transcarpathian Hungarians live under constant threat; the current policy of the Ukrainian leadership does not offer any measures that might improve ethnic Hungarians' lives.
Due to the sanctions, Hungarian agriculture and food industry suffer severe losses and Hungary can lose one of its most important export markets. The geopolitical conflict made the energy supply of our region precarious. So, there was plenty of topics to talk about writes Vona.
The two-day program was very tight, but extremely useful. In addition to number of background conversations with Russian government officials and political pundits, I had the opportunity to talk to members of the Duma (Russian Parliament) as well. I met with Mr. Zuravljov, a member of the ruling United Russia party, and the head of the Rodina party with whom we expressed our mutual desire to establish closer trade and political relations.
I met again Mr. Grachov, the Chairman of the Duma's energy committee and I had lunch with Mr. Fjodorov and Mr. Romanov who are also members of the ruling party - both are experts on issues of national sovereignty. In addition, I gave an interview to the Russian state television and I participated in an evening TV program writes Vona.
My discussions with Russian officials confirmed that there is a promising future for Hungarian-Russian relations; neither the anti-Russian policies of the opposition fringe parties nor the Hungarian government's double-dealing policies can overshadow this prospect. Strong Hungarian-Russian relations are vital for the Hungarian economy; the country's energy security and the future of our brothers and sisters in Transcarpathia depends on them writes Vona.
(Vona Gábor Facebook - hungarianambiance.com)