The head of the Hungarian foreign Ministry refused to meet with Klimkin in Transcarpathia because of the education act

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Hungary Peter Siyarto, who visited Uzhgorod, refused the offer of the Ukrainian colleague Pavel Klimkin to meet in Transcarpathia to discuss the education act.

It is reported by the Hungarian newspaper Magyar Nemzet.

As noted, Szijjarto met in Uzhgorod with the heads of the organizations of the Transcarpathian Hungarians and the leaders of the historical churches.

On the eve of foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin invited him to visit along the Carpathians and to discuss the education act.

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— Pavlo Klimkin (@PavloKlimkin) 9 Oct 2017

In turn, Szijjarto said that his Ukrainian colleague was late and Transcarpathian Hungarians should have asked their opinion before the adoption of the law.

“The question of language of instruction for the Hungarian community principle for us, this explains the reaction of Hungary to the Ukrainian “Law on education”. On 12 October, PACE will speak on this occasion his opinion, and we hope that the law will be amended”, he stressed.

Recall, September 5 during a meeting of the Rada adopted the law of Ukraine “On education”, which introduced the 12-year secondary education. The language of instruction in educational institutions determined by the state. The document envisages that the institutions can be taught one or more courses in two or more languages – Kazakh, English and other official languages of the European Union. Persons who belong to indigenous peoples and national minorities of Ukraine is guaranteed the right to education in their native language along with the Ukrainian language in public institutions of preschool and General secondary education.

Romania and Hungary, criticized the adopted law on education, believing that it violates the rights of national minorities in Ukraine. Statements with respect to Ukrainian law by the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the two countries.

The President of Moldova Igor Dodon hopes that Ukraine will reject the new education act because of the violation of the rights of national minorities. According to him, the new education Act will lead to the abolition of the system of education in the native language of the ethno-cultural minorities in Ukraine.

Subsequently, in Russia, this law called “an act of forced Ukrainianization, which constituted a flagrant violation of Ukraine ratified the European Charter for regional or minority languages”. “The state Duma has prepared a statement regarding the Ukrainian law on education, in which he condemned adoption by the Verkhovna Rada of the document. The Russian foreign Ministry stressed that the document infringes on the interests of millions of Russian-speaking residents of Ukraine.