Following talks with Hunor Kelemen, Romania's deputy prime minister and head of the ethnic Hungarian RMDSZ party, Péter Szijjártó said political stability in Romania is "extremely important" for Hungary from several aspects.
“It is in our interest that there should be political stability [in Romania],” Minister Szijjártó said after the talks in Bucharest, adding that RMDSZ greatly contributed to that stability. The Hungarian government wants to maintain its economic program to support ethnic Hungarian businesses in Romania, he said, but suggested that “wartime inflation could somewhat restrict” the programme. The Hungarian government supports RMDSZ in its endeavours to protect the educational rights of the Hungarian minority, Minister Szijjártó said. He said he hoped that the Roman Catholic Lyceum of Târgu Mureș (Marosvásárhely) could again become an independent college from next year on. Minister Szijjártó said the Hungarian-Romanian economic and ethnic minority joint committees would convene in November. He also announced that two new border crossings, at Dombegyház and Elek, would be opened before the end of this year. Answering a question concerning gas extraction from the Neptun Deep gas field under the Black Sea, Minister Szijjártó said Hungary would be “interested in possible imports” once extraction started.
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