Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto and Estonia’s Foreign Minister Sven Miskert discussed security and European issues in Budapest on Wednesday, the ministry informed Hungarian news agency MTI.
Estonia and Hungary agree on several questions in the debate about the EU’s future, according to the statement. Both countries think that the Schengen zone should be reinforced, the borders of the European Union should be secured and the EU and the NATO should maintain closer cooperation. The ministers agreed that in order to restore the EU’s competitiveness, taxation and social policies should remain national competencies and digitalisation should be speeded up.
Szijjarto and Miskert also discussed that Hungary contributes to the security of the Baltic countries. In the framework of the Visegrad cooperation there are currently 130 Hungarian soldiers in Estonia and from 2019 Hungarian fighters join the Baltic air-policing mission again. Hungary also supports Estonia’s bid to become a permanent member of the UN Security Council in 2020-2021.
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