House Speaker László Kövér met Christine Schwarz-Fuchs, president of Austria’s Bundesrat, for official talks in Budapest on Friday.
According to a statement sent to MTI, the two officials discussed bilateral parliamentary ties, economic cooperation between the two countries, joint efforts to stem illegal migration, issues around demography, the energy crisis, and the future of the European Union.
Kövér and Schwarz-Fuchs reviewed humanitarian tasks concerning Ukrainian refugees, the situation of Hungarians in Transcarpathia, and
the threat of another wave of migration in the wake of grain shortage looming in Africa,
“We greatly appreciate the straightforward and regular dialogue [with Austria], which facilitates settling even sensitive issues,” the statement quoted Kövér as saying. “In that spirit we work to strengthen cooperation at bilateral, regional, and European level,” he added.