RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol 3, No. 9, Part II, 14 January 1999
ORBAN MEETS ROMANIA'S HUNGARIAN MINORITY LEADER.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban met with Bela
Marko, chairman of the Hungarian Democratic Federation
of Romania, in Budapest on 13 January and told him that
Budapest continues to support the establishment of an
independent Hungarian-language university in Romania.
"The Hungarian cabinet is interested in the political
and economic success of the Romanian ruling coalition,"
Orban also noted. According to Marko, Budapest and
Bucharest share an interest in involving Hungarian
capital in the Romanian privatization process. Orban
announced after the meeting that his Romanian
counterpart, Radu Vasile, is to pay an official visit to
Hungary on 8-10 February. MSZ
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