Prime Minister of
Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman held a meeting with Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor
Orbán in Krynica Zdrój on September 7th. The counterparts focused on
the lines of further cooperation between the countries, in particular in the
framework of the Intergovernmental Commission on trade and economic cooperation
and a number of infrastructure projects.
Prime Ministers of
Ukraine and Hungary stressed the need to raise the level of collaboration
between the two states.
The parties agreed to
improve work of Ukrainian-Hungarian Intergovernmental Commission on trade and economic
cooperation. In particular, the Ukrainian part will be headed by Vice Prime
Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration Ivanna
Klympush-Tsintsadze. A responsible person from the
Hungarian side will be determined in the coming days.
Volodymyr Groysman aired an
initiative to elaborate a mid-term action plan for cooperation between Ukraine
and Hungary within the frames of the Commission, notably in infrastructure,
energy and agriculture sectors.
The prospects of implementation of a number of infrastructure projects,
in particular the development of border checkpoints and border infrastructure.
The Head of Ukraine’s Government asserted that it was necessary to
exchange data on the movement of goods via the Ukrainian-Hungarian frontier. Joining
efforts in this direction will contribute to the fight against smuggling and
"gray imports" at the customs, he urged.
noted that Ukraine is interested in intensifying cooperation with Hungary in transport
domain, in particular regarding combined conveyance. The Prime Minister noted
the need to increase permits for Ukrainian carriers.
The heads of
government agreed to unite efforts in environmental activities on the Tysa River.
The Prime Minister of
Ukraine welcomed an initiative of Hungary to hold a business forum in Kharkiv,
and proposed as a next step to conduct a similar forum in Hungary, which could
be opened by heads of government of the two countries and become an element of
the joint meeting of the Governments of Ukraine and Hungary.
Moreover, the interlocutors discussed countering Russian aggression by
Ukraine, as well as the consolidation of the EU's efforts in this direction.