RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol 2, No. 37, 24 February 1998
HUNGARY, FRANCE SIGN MILITARY SECRECY PACT. Visiting French Defense
Minister Alain Richard and his Hungarian counterpart, Gyorgy Keleti, have
signed a military secrecy agreement that applies to both military hardware
and data, Hungarian media reported on 23 February. Richard told reporters
in Budapest that France counts on Hungary in strengthening NATO's European
wing to counterbalance the influence of the U.S. in the organization.
Meeting with Foreign Minister Laszlo Kovacs, Richard said the ratification
of Hungary's NATO accession will be "unproblematic" as far as France is
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