According to the Head of the Office of Ukraine’s President, Andriy Yermak, he and Kyiv’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dmytro Kuleba, plan to hold a three-way meeting with Hungary's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Péter Szijjártó in Uzhhorod, Ukraine on Jan. 29.

Yermak said in an interview with “Interfax-Ukraine” that both sides had agreed “to spend as many hours as necessary to discuss all the issues” in advance of a proposed meeting between President Zelensky and Hungary`s Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

“We are definitely moving towards a meeting between Zelenskyy and Orban. This will be the core task during our meeting … on Jan. 29 in Uzhhorod,” he said.

He went on: “[our aim] will be to discuss all the issues and come to an understanding of when, where and with what potential agreements a meeting could take place between the President of Ukraine and the Prime Minister of Hungary”.

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Yermak said he and Kuleba “want to go over the whole range of issues.

“We have many of them. Hungary is our neighbor. Hungary is a member of the European Union and NATO. Therefore, we must talk and establish a constructive dialogue” Yermak added.

Earlier Szijjártó argued that bilateral talks between President Zelensky and Hungary's Orban “make sense if it will produce results.”

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