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Dec 06, 2016

Hungary holds talks with Slovakia to reinforce V4

A “stable and prosperous” economic cooperation between the Visegrad nations remains even amidst the current political and economic difficulties facing Europe

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has held talks with Slovakia’s President Andrej Kiska in Hungary’s Parliament as part of his official visit.

Hungary and Slovakia both share an interest in one another’s success, PM Orbán said. He agreed with President Kiska that cooperation between the Visegrad countries reinforces what remained “stable and prosperous” economic cooperation between the nations even amidst the current political and economic difficulties facing Europe. Bilateral ties are stronger than at any time in the past, the two leaders agreed. 

The Slovak President also met with President János Áder during his trip. President Áder said that economic relations between Hungary and Slovakia “are better than ever."

Slovakia is Hungary’s third most important economic partner, transport links have improved significantly in recent years and the two countries have successfully cooperated in energy supplies, Áder told a joint press conference with Kiska.

He said it appeared that the total value of the bilateral trade in goods would reach 9 billion euros this year. The two countries have shown that problems are not mere talking points but action is taken to solve them, President Áder added.