Hungary continues to block the holding of meetings of the Commission Ukraine-NATO, claiming alleged violations of the rights of Hungarians living in Ukraine
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the headquarters of NATO in Brussels. This was reported on Twitter the Ukrainian mission to NATO.
In particular, the sides exchanged views on the working mechanisms of the distinctive partnership of Ukraine with NATO, in particular meetings of the Commission Ukraine-NATO at the Ministerial level.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavel Klimkin that the unlocking of the meetings of the Commission Ukraine-NATO depends on the agreements between Ukraine and Hungary in the context of ensuring language rights of the Hungarian minority in Transcarpathia in the framework of the Ukrainian law on education.
“According to the Secretary General, the key to unlocking the work of the Commission lies in the plane of the agreements between Ukraine and Hungary in ensuring the linguistic rights of the Hungarian minority. An important step will be full implementation of the recommendations of the Venice Commission on the implementation of the law of Ukraine about education”, – stated in the message.
In turn, Klimkin said that the Ukrainian state is to ensure the residents of Transcarpathia equal rights, creation of conditions for full development as citizens of Ukraine, support their languages, traditions and culture.
Recall that Hungary is blocking the holding of meetings of the Commission Ukraine-NATO, claiming alleged violations of the rights of Hungarians living in Ukraine, through the provisions of the education act, which determined that the language of the educational process in educational institutions is the state language.
As reported 5.UA a new aggravation in relations between Kiev and Budapest was provoked by the situation with the secret distribution of Ukrainians Hungarian passports. 4 Oct Consul of Hungary in Beregovo was declared a persona non grata with the requirement to leave the territory of Ukraine. In response, Hungary announced the expulsion of the Ukrainian Consul in Budapest.