Hungarian Minister Pеter Szijаrtо to meet his Ukrainian counterpart and the U.S. Secretary of State
OREANDA-NEWS Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó will be taking part in an extraordinary Hungarian-Ukrainian-American trilateral meeting in Paris on Wednesday, during which he will be holding talks with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and U.S. Secretary of State Wess Mitchell.
On Tuesday, the Ministry’s Deputy State Secretary Tamás Menczer informed Hungarian news agency MTI that Mr. Szijjártó’s delegation at the meeting, which will be held at the Hotel Intercontinental in Paris, will also include President of the Transcarpathian Hungarian Cultural Association László Brenzovics.
The main topic of discussion at the meeting will be the Ukrainian Education Act, which “fundamentally reduces the rights of minorities”, the Deputy State Secretary said.
László Brenzovics and Péter Szijjártó met in Budapest last week and determined that the most effective way of easing the situation would be to amend the relative piece of legislation, but the Ukrainian Government has not entered into negotiations with either the Hungarian Government or Transcarpathian Hungarians since the Venice Commission issued its opinion on the matter, he pointed out.
Wess Mitchel and the Hungarian Foreign Minister held bilateral talks in Washington last week, and agreed that a solution to the problem must be found at the earliest opportunity, he said, adding that it was as a result of those talks that Wednesday’s trilateral meeting has been organised.