RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol 2, No. 34, 19 February 1998
PRIMAKOV DISCUSSES BILATERAL TIES WITH HUNGARY. Visiting Russian Foreign
Minister Yevgenii Primakov commented during talks with his Hungarian
counterpart, Laszlo Kovacs, that Hungary's orientation toward Euro-Atlantic
structures "is a fait accompli" and will have no negative influence on the
dialogue between Moscow and Budapest, Hungarian media reported on 19
February. Kovacs said Hungary considers Russia a "stable political and
economic partner.". In his talks with Primakov, President Arpad Goncz
admitted there had been "some degree of one-sidedness" in Hungarian
foreign policy in the early 1990s. MSZ
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