All the four member states have a vested interest in continuing a close Visegrad cooperation, Novák told a joint press conference. She said the two countries’ interests coincide in several fields, and there are plenty of similarities between their history. “We are more tolerant to different views, can agree on a number of issues and represent together our common position in the European Union,” Novák said. The Hungarian president said her talks with Zeman focused on bilateral economic cooperation, the war in Ukraine and family policy.
Hungary and the Czech Republic are connected by long-standing friendship, which should be fostered on the highest level, too, Novák said, adding that this was her first official visit abroad as president.
Discussing the war in Ukraine, Novák and Zeman condemned Putin’s aggression and pledged to support their compatriots’ efforts to help Ukrainian refugees.
“While speaking of the war, we keep peace in view and will make every possible effort so that peace be restored as soon as possible,” Novák said.