Budapest, 2017. november 23. Kövér László, az Országgyûlés elnöke (j) fogadja Milan Brglezt, a szlovén nemzetgyûlés elnökét az Országház Varga Béla termében 2017. november 23-án. MTI Fotó: Kovács Tamás

Speaker of Parliament László Kövér praised Hungarian-Slovenian political ties after meeting his counterpart, Milan Brglez, in Parliament on Thursday.

Among neighbouring countries, Hungary ties with Slovenia are among its best, Kövér told reporters after the meeting.

Although ideological differences exist between the coalitions governing Hungary and Slovenia, and views concerning “concrete issues” such as European Union’s future diverge, other areas offer ground for agreement, Kövér said. Differences can be overcome by approaching such issues dispassionately while respecting one another’s views and seeking understanding, he added.

Kövér noted that as part of their joint programme, on Friday he and Brglez will open a conference marking the 25th anniversary of the Hungarian-Slovenian bilateral framework agreement on minorities. Treatment of one another’s minorities serves as an example to other European countries, he added.

They also touched upon the upcoming general elections in both countries next year and expressed confidence that relations would continue to be excellent irrespective of the ballots’ outcome.

Brglez praised ties and cooperation between the two countries and their parliaments. He said that their national minorities were “a living bond” between the two countries.

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