Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin stated after the NATO ministerial meeting in Brussels that Ukraine and Hungary are improving relationships, and that Budapest assures it is determined to make further progress.
“I believe that we are on an upward trajectory after this week’s consultations but there are serious questions for further discussion. We understand what we can do, and our Hungarian colleagues have realized that we have a consistent position: on the one hand we will defend our interests and on the other we will do everything to help the Hungarian community,” European Pravda reported, citing Klimkin’s speech.
He emphasized that during the meeting, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto assured him that he was determined to improve relations between the two countries. “I think today’s discussion is quite productive. The day after tomorrow, I’ll tell more details after our meeting with the Hungarian foreign minister in Milan. But even today, when he spoke during the ministerial meeting, he also said that we will have real progress,” added Klimkin.
Hungary has been blocking meetings of the NATO-Ukraine Commission at the highest level, but this time it did not protest the presence of the Foreign Minister of Ukraine at a ministerial meeting of NATO.