President of Ukraine

The first phone conversation between the President of Ukraine and the Prime Minister of Hungary took place

3 December 2021 - 18:16

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone conversation with Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orbán on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

The Head of State noted the symbolism of today's date for Ukraine and Ukrainian-Hungarian relations.

"Today marks the 30th anniversary of Hungary's recognition of Ukraine's independence and becoming the first state with which we have established diplomatic relations. We will always remember this expression of solidarity and support for Ukraine," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.

The President noted Ukraine's commitment to the development of good neighborly relations with Hungary on the basis of mutual respect and constructive dialogue.

"We are ready to work together to realize the potential of our relations for the benefit of the people of Ukraine and Hungary," Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed.

"When Ukrainians and Hungarians are together, everyone wins," he added.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked Viktor Orbán for Hungary's support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, noting, in particular, the participation of the President of Hungary in the inaugural summit of the Crimea Platform.

The interlocutors discussed further steps to develop bilateral cooperation and agreed to intensify efforts to make progress on all issues currently on the agenda.

The President invited Viktor Orbán to pay a visit to Ukraine.