Prime Minister Viktor Orban met Slovak President Zuzana Caputova for talks on bilateral ties, cooperation in the Visegrad Group as well as European Union issues in Budapest on Thursday, Orban's press chief told MTI. Orban and Caputova agreed that Hungary and Slovakia consider each other important partners "in light of a shared past and with regard to ethnic minorities" Bertalan Havasi said. He quoted Orban as saying that Hungary-Slovakia ties have been continuously improving since 2010 and the two countries "have achieved excellent results together". Parties at the talks noted the "strategic importance" of the Visegrad cooperation, Havasi said. At the talks, Orban congratulated Caputova, who took her post last month, and thanked her for selecting Hungary as one of her first foreign destinations as Slovak president.