Vol. 1, No. 167, 25 November 1997
HUNGARY, POLAND BOOST BILATERAL TIES. Foreign Minister
Bronislaw Geremek and his Hungarian counterpart, Laszlo Kovacs,
agreed in Budapest on 24 November to intensify cooperation as they
work toward NATO and EU accession, Hungarian media reported.
Geremek noted that while Hungary supports, in particular, the
accession of Romania and Slovenia into NATO, his country considers it
important that the Baltic States join the Euroatlantic structures. Both
ministers stressed the need to pay attention to those left out of the
first wave of enlargement. They also confirmed that the Czech,
Hungarian, and Polish foreign ministers will lobby in the US Senate in
February for a favorable decision on NATO expansion. MSZ
HUNGARY, MOLDOVA SIGN MILITARY AGREEMENT. Hungarian and
Moldovan Defense Ministers Gyorgy Keleti and Valeriu Pasat met in
Budapest on 24 November to sign an agreement on cooperation
between their ministries. Pasat said Chisinau does not intend to
change its neutral status or apply to join NATO. He also noted that
Moldova continues to reduce its armed forces and military hardware.
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