Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's Chief of Staff Gergely Gulyas has stated that Orbán is ready to meet with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.
"Ukraine is a very important neighbor of Hungary. So we are ready to meet. The decision is up to Ukraine," Gulyas said in an interview with Varosh media outlet, Ukrinform reports.
According to him, there are no additional conditions for this meeting.
As reported, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba stated last year that the summit with the participation of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orbán could take place in July 2020, but that required a number of conditions, including the preparation of a memorandum to cover the full range of issues of bilateral cooperation.
Tensions between Kyiv and Budapest arose in 2017 after the adoption of the Law of Ukraine "On Education". According to Hungary, the law violated the rights of ethnic Hungarians. Budapest blocked Ukraine's participation in NATO activities and, primarily, the work of the NATO–Ukraine Commission.