Prague (MTI) – Hungary supports some of the British proposals to enhance the European Union’s competitiveness, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Friday.

Britain has submitted a serious reform plan, the minister said after meeting his British counterpart Philip Hammond on the sidelines of a Visegrad Four and Western Balkans foreign ministers’ meeting in Prague.

Szijjarto assured Hammond that Hungary was in full agreement with the British proposal in certain issues, partially agreed with others, and disagreed with some.

“We fully agree that the EU’s competitiveness should be improved” and Hungary shares the view that the EU has fallen behind in the global competition in terms of inter-regional economic cooperation.

“We also agree in the main targets of economic governance”, he added.

Szijjarto said he did not wish to comment on the proposals concerning the reform of the British welfare system because he said these were British internal affairs.

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