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Apr 12, 2017

Hungary builds relations with Slovakia

PM Orbán said that experiences gained in other regions would help, and there may be significant economic development resources already available this year.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said that in recent years Hungary has established exceptionally positive relations with the Slovak government and there are far more opportunities to come.

PM Orbán stressed that in order for the Hungarian government to help drive both economies, development programs in Vojvodina and Transcarpathia would help achieve this.

"We should enter into an agreement with the community of Hungarians in Slovakia […] so that we can also benefit from the positive Slovak-Hungarian relations in the field of economic development," the prime minister said.

The prime minister added that by relying on experiences gained in other regions, we can set out with a good chance of success, and there may be significant economic development resources already available this year.

PM Orbán pointed out that the long-standing micro-regional fragmentation of the Hungarian community means that Hungary and Slovakia have accepted an approach focusing on the need for programs to be broken down into micro-regions.

In PM Orbán’s view there is a need for good Slovak-Hungarian relations and the implementation of joint plans as soon as possible.