Hungarian Foreign Ministry statement provokes scandal with Romania

By | May 4, 2020
Hungarian Foreign Ministry statement provokes scandal with Romania

The bill on the autonomy of the Hungarian regions in Romania caused tension in relations with Budapest.
Statements by Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Siyarto to Romanian President Klaus Johannis are “provocative and unacceptable.” This is stated in a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania, reports Euractiv. Official Bucharest also called on Hungary to reconsider its actions in relation to Romania and its official representatives.
According to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the debate on autonomy of the Széckie Krai, populated by ethnic Hungarians, appeared in connection with the internal debate in Romania, so Hungarian diplomats have no right to comment on it.
Siyarto previously called Johannis’s statements completely uncivilized and aimed at inciting hatred, asking for more respect for the Hungarians living in Romania.
As previously reported, Ukraine and Hungary came together to fight the coronavirus pandemic, the decision was made by Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba and Hungarian Minister of Foreign Economy and Foreign Affairs Peter Siyyarto.

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