Slovaks living in Hungary consider themselves loyal citizens of Hungary but want to maintain close relations to their homeland as well, representatives of Slovak minority in Hungary said at a meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány in Békescsába on November 20.
Ján Fuzik, chairman of the Slovak self-government, told the TASR newswire that Gyurcsány was informed about the diversified relations Hungarian-Slovaks have with Slovakia and the immense support and financial aid they receive. He also thanked the Hungarian government for its help this year in the conflict surrounding the Slovak House in Mlynky, which was resolved by building a new house to replace the one occupied by Hungarian municipal officials.
Fuzik confirmed that self-government officials were pleased with the visit, which resulted in a promise that the Hungarian government will the reconstruction of the new Slovak House, which will cost Hf200 million (Sk22.4 million). TASR
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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21. Nov 2008 at 15:30