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Ukraine and Hungary Prepare Bilateral Relations Agreement


President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orbán have agreed to work on a deal that will resolve bilateral issues.

The leaders of the two countries made this statement on July 2 after their meeting in Kyiv.

In a conversation with journalists, the leaders emphasized that the meeting was an important step towards addressing issues that have accumulated over a long period.

"The substance of our dialogue on all today's issues can serve as the basis for a future bilateral document between our states, which will regulate all our relations and be based on a reciprocal approach in relations between countries," said Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Viktor Orbán also believes that the negotiations brought the two countries closer to potentially signing a new agreement.

"We want to improve relations between our countries, and we aim to sign a comprehensive cooperation agreement with Ukraine, similar to those agreements we have with other neighbors of Hungary," Orbán said.

Additionally, Viktor Orbán stressed that Hungary is ready to support the modernization of the Ukrainian economy and intends to assist Ukraine during its presidency of the EU.

"I wish Ukraine all the best, and during Hungary's presidency, we will help you in every way we can," added the head of the Hungarian government.

Orbán, whose country began its EU presidency on July 1, arrived in Kyiv on the morning of July 2 for an unannounced visit. This marks his first trip to Ukraine since the start of Russia's full-scale war.

A spokesman for the Hungarian government confirmed that the primary topic of Orbán’s negotiations in Kyiv would be the possibility of achieving peace.

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