Speaking about the meeting of the NATO foreign ministers, the head of the ministry confirmed the reports of the British newspaper Financial Times, according to which Hungary did not agree to the convening of the NATO-Ukraine Committee, so the Ukrainian foreign minister will only attend the working dinner.
This is not a new Hungarian position, we already made it clear years ago that until the Hungarian national community living in Transcarpathia gets back the rights they deserve, Hungary will not agree to the convening of a formal meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Committee
– he stated.
Péter Szijjártó emphasized: since the war in Ukraine broke out, everyone can see and experience that our country does not mention the issues related to the rights of the Transcarpathian Hungarians. “We hope that the war will end as soon as possible, and when the war is over, we will have the opportunity to discuss these issues again,” he added.
“We cannot and do not want to back down from this position,” he said, underlining that the government still considers it extremely important to ensure the rights of the Hungarian minority in Ukraine.
Finally, the minister reported that an informal, non-paper initiative was made in connection with the meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Committee, which Hungary and Turkey did not sign. “I think that meeting the Ukrainian foreign minister here tonight in an informal meeting provides a suitable platform for the consultation demands that NATO members are formulating,” he said.
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