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Kubiš and Göncz meet in Budapest

Slovak Foreign Minister Ján Kubiš has met his Hungarian counterpart, Kinga Göncz, on December 15 in Budapest, the Foreign Ministry announced.

Slovak Foreign Minister Ján Kubiš has met his Hungarian counterpart, Kinga Göncz, on December 15 in Budapest, the Foreign Ministry announced.

The ministers will evaluate their countries' meeting the fundamental treaty on cooperation. The talks will last for an hour, then the ministers will brief the press.

The countries’ Prime Ministers and Speakers of Parliament have also tackled the issue of mutual ties. Speaker of the Hungarian Parliament Katalin Szili met with her Slovak colleague, Pavol Paška, on December 3. Their views on the Forum of Deputies of the Carpathian Basin differed. On the same day, Prime Minister Robert Fico informed the Cabinet of a letter from his Hungarian counterpart, Ferenc Gyurcsány, which repeated the six proposals Gyurcsány made after their mutual meeting on November 15. Fico turned all of them down, stressing that Slovakia protects the rights of ethnic minorities through the Constitution and other laws . He called this system one of the best in Europe. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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