Uzhhorod, Ukraine (MTI) – Judit Bertalan Czunyi, Hungary’s state secretary of public education, held talks with senior officials of western Ukraine’s Transcarpathia region inhabited by many ethnic Hungarians, in Uzhhorod (Ungvar) on Wednesday.
Meeting regional governor Hennadiy Moskal, Czunyi expressed thanks over several Ukrainian-language schools of Transcarpathia having started to teach Hungarian as a foreign language on a facultative basis.
She asked the governor to try to persuade the Ukrainian education ministry to enable pupils to take an advanced level Hungarian-language final exam in the independent centres.
Moskal said the regional government supported the teaching of Hungarian in Ukrainian schools, and was open to cooperation with Hungary in education, too.
Head of the Transcarpathia general assembly Volodymyr Chubirko expressed thanks to Hungary for helping Ukraine and Transcarpathia during the war, including the medical treatment of 20 wounded soldiers and hosting 800 children from the war-torn eastern zone for summer holidays.