There are some promising signs in cooperation with the Fico government of Slovakia, and Hungary aims to maintain the dialogue that developed during the cabinet of his predecessor, foreign ministry state secretary Zsolt Nemeth said on Tuesday.
Nemeth told a gathering of history teachers from the Carpathian Basin in Gyongyos that it is in Hungary’s interest to get practical results out of a “surprising change” in the Fico’s cabinet willingness to cooperate.
Most importantly, the two countries plan to lobby their interests in the European Union jointly, such as in strengthening cohesion policy resources in the next EU budget between 2014 and 2020, Neneth said.
Mixed committees can play a key role in successful cooperation and key targets include cross-border and infrastructure development projects, he said.
Coordination talks between commissioners of the Slovak and Hungarian foreign ministers are expected to start on the situation of ethnic Hungarians in Slovakia in the near future. Hungary would like the Selye Janos University in Komarno to maintain its status, he said. Commenting on the rights connected to language use, he said Hungary was “waiting with great expectation to see how Slovakia will fulfil international recommendations.”