Minority ethnic groups, security energy and infrastructure were among the issues discussed by Hungarian minister Peter Szijjarto and his Romanian counterpart Teodor Melescanu in a meeting in Cluj on Monday. It has been said that the Hungarian government considered it possible to create a fast rail link to connect Budapest and Bucharest via Cluj. The two ministers also said it was in the interest of each side that Romania should have tighter ties with the Visegrad countries, according to Hungarian newspaper Magyar Nemzet, quoted by RADOR agency.
Minister Melescanu is quoted to have mentioned that beyond the importance of developing economic relations, the two parties agreed on the importance of national minorities, and in this area the common interest is the affirmation of the principle of reciprocity. The Romanian Foreign Minister said that he was invited by his Hungarian counterpart at a Budapest V4 meeting, which he would attend with pleasure because in his opinion Romania's participation brings added value to regional relations, according to Magyar Nemzet.
Asked by the quoted newspaper, if Romania considered a possible adherence to V4, the head of the Romanian diplomacy said there was no decision on this matter, but Bucharest ws interested in cooperating with the Visegrad countries.