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Oct 10, 2017

Hungary's foreign minister personally travels to Ukraine to discuss the country's new education law

Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said that he regards the amendment of Ukraine’s Education Act as “outrageous and unacceptable”

Hungary's foreign minister will personally travel to Ukraine to discuss the situation surrounding the country's new education law.

Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said that he regards the amendment of Ukraine’s Education Act as “outrageous and unacceptable”.

The minister reassured the Hungarian minority living in Ukraine that “he is fighting and will continue to fight for students’ rights to continue to be able to study in Hungarian in future.

He said that the organization of Ukrainian language teaching should not lead to minorities being stripped of the rights they have already been afforded.

According to MTI, Minister Szijjártó is in continuous contact with representatives of the Hungarian minority in Transcarpathia.

During his trip to Ukraine, he will hold talks with the leaders of the Cultural Union of Hungarians in Transcarpathia (KMKSZ) and with Governor of Transcarpathia Gennady Moskal.

The parties will evaluate the steps taken so far and will discuss what other measures the Hungarian government could introduce in the interests of Transcarpathian Hungarians.

“The Hungarians may be in a minority in Ukraine, but they are not alone; they have the full backing of the Hungarian government. Taking away rights that have already been afforded to minorities is unacceptable," a ministry statement reads.