Hungary through Spanish eyes – Interview with the Spanish Ambassador

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Despite that, this year we are celebrating only the 40th anniversary of oùr diplomatic relations. What is the reason for that? What is the relationship between the two coùntries?
Historically we have not had real problems. Also unfortunately because our relations had been very low. We are celebrating this year the 40th of anniversary of the resumption of our diplomatic relations, which originally go as far as 1920. However, we had different political regimes, the socialist one here, the Franco regime in Spain that did not help at all to the contact. Only since 1977, we started meeting again. What unites us the most is that we are both members of the European Union, NATO and we share the same values based on democracy. We have governments with similar ideologies and they are close to each other and we are fully determined to push forward the European Union idea.