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Jul 01, 2020

PM Orbán meets speaker of Slovak parliament

Hungary and Slovakia are interested in the European Union’s success, but also work to promote national interests and preserve the sovereignty of members.

 

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has met Boris Kollár, speaker of the Slovak parliament, for talks in Budapest. They concluded that the two countries share positions on cooperation in the Visegrad Group, on issues around national interests, family policies, as well as illegal migration.

According to MTI, the parties concluded that Hungary and Slovakia are interested in the European Union’s success, but also work to promote national interests and preserve the sovereignty of members. They also voiced commitment to applying “zero tolerance” for illegal migration.

The Slovak house speaker praised the Hungarian government’s family policy, and both partners highlighted the crucial importance of cooperation between Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland.

Kollár also met House Speaker László Kövér to discuss strengthening regional ties, support for ethnic communities and EU advocacy. After the talks in Budapest, Kövér said “national communities” played an important role in strengthening international ties. He said that the work of Slovakia’s new government had raised hopes of development on that count.

The two speakers pledged to do everything in their power to boost regional cooperation and the work of the Visegrad Group.

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