Kiev, November 18 (MTI) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban have discussed energy security and bilateral relations over the phone, Poroshenko’s press office said on the Ukrainian president’s website.
Poroshenko proposed setting up a Hungarian-Ukrainian-Slovak working group for working towards strengthening Europe’s energy security and promoting the use of new “technical possibilities”, the press office said late on Monday.
The two politicians discussed the planned operational launch of the new Hungary-Slovakia natural gas interconnector by the end of the year, which is expected to contribute to the diversification of gas supplies, it said.
Orban welcomed the development of high-level Hungarian-Ukrainian dialogue and emphasised the importance of good neighbourly relations.
The Hungarian premier assured Poroshenko that Ukraine can regard Hungary as a trustworthy partner which fully supports its sovereignty and territorial integrity, a prerequisite for stability and good neighbourly relations.
They agreed to hold regular dialogue in a bid to harmonise efforts.
Poroshenko invited Orban to pay an an official visit to Ukraine once the new Ukrainian government is formed.