The status of ethnic Hungarians in Ukraine could be settled in the near future

Friday, March 31, 2017

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán met the Head of Transcarpathian Hungarian Cultural Association (KMKSZ) László Brenzovics to discuss recent developments in Ukraine. The two sides agreed that ethnic Hungarians' dual citizenship in Ukraine could soon be resolved.

Prime Minister Orbán Viktor informed the president of the KMKSZ his Thursday's meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Proshenko in Malta, where the two sides agreed that the two governments settle the issue of dual citizenship in the context of bilateral agreements.

The prime minister remarked that he was open to strike a deal with the Ukrainian president on condition that Ukraine legislates a legal framework for the agreement.

Brenzovics thanked the prime minister and the Hungarian government for supporting the Transcarpathian Hungarian community; the prime minister indicated that the support will continue, and even grow in the future.

Earlier the week at the Congress of the European People’s Party in Malta, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán held talks with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on the need for a bilateral agreement on the dual citizenship of ethnic Hungarians in Ukraine.

(MTI -


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