Budapest, October 30 (MTI) – Parliamentary Speaker Laszlo Kover called Hungarian-Slovenian relations “exemplary” and “smooth” after he held talks with the speaker of that neighbouring country’s National Assembly, on Friday.
Kover first discussed with Milan Brglez the migrant situation and he told a joint press conference after the meeting that the two sides reassured one another about cooperation and solidarity.
Kover said he told his partner that Hungary will help Slovenia as best as it can to help that country in tackling the migrant situation.
Brglez said that ties between the two countries were strong and thanked contributions Hungary had already provided to help Slovenia tackle the migrant crisis and the additional offer it has made on further contribution.
The two politicians also discussed the situation of Hungarian and Slovenian minorities in each other’s countries.
Kover noted the Hungarian government’s efforts towards supporting the Slovenian minority “who belong to Hungary’s culture and national community … and have a right to preserve their self-identity.”
Brglez said these two minorities serve as a bond between the two countries which must be further strengthened and they both should be included in a form of regional cooperation.
Prior to their meeting held in Sarvar the two politicians laid a wreath at the memorial plaque marking the site of a WWII internment camp operated in the town in western Hungary and placed flowers in memory of the camp’s victims in the local cemetery.
In the camp 589 Slovenians died between April 1942 and April 1945.
The commemoration was attended by the ambassadors of the two countries.