Slovakia and Hungary want to build new bridges, both physically and metaphorically, said Foreign Affairs Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda after meeting his Hungarian counterpart in Budapest on September 27, the TASR newswire wrote. Dzurinda visited Hungary for the first time since he became chief of Slovak diplomacy following the June 12 election.
Both officials agreed to infuse new blood into the 12 Slovak-Hungarian commissions designed to tackle the most important issues in the sometimes troubled relations between the two countries.
Commenting on several still-unresolved issues in mutual relations, Dzurinda stressed the importance of the fact that the Slovak-Hungarian dialogue is currently taking place in a good and friendly atmosphere. “With a focus on the future,” he said, as quoted by TASR.
During his visit to Budapest, Dzurinda also met other top Hungarian officials, including President Pal Schmitt, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, and Parliamentary Chairman László Kover.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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28. Sep 2010 at 14:00