RFE/RL Daily Report
No. 165, 31 August 1994
HUNGARIAN FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER IN PRAGUE. On 30 August Laszlo
Kovacs arrived in Prague for a two-day visit at the invitation of
Czech Foreign Affairs Minister Josef Zieleniec. CTK reports that
the same day Kovacs met with President Vaclav Havel, Premier
Vaclav Klaus, and parliamentary chairman Milan Uhde. Klaus and
Kovacs discussed cooperation between the Czech Republic and
Hungary under the Central European Free Trade Agreement and
agreed to expand bilateral contacts, particularly the
coordination of the two countries' efforts to join the European
Union. Havel and Kovacs discussed regional cooperation and
integration into European structures. Kovacs's visit to the Czech
Republic is the first by a Hungarian foreign minister since the
Czech Republic became an independent country in January 1993.
Jiri Pehe, RFE/RL, Inc.
HUNGARY SEIZES NUCLEAR MATERIAL. Hungarian police seized on 29
August two kilos of nuclear material and arrested two men who
were trying to sell it in the parking lot of a Budapest hotel,
MTI reports. Laszlo Tonhauser, the head of the police
department's organized crime unit, and Lajos Tapi, the director
of the information agency in charge of national security issues,
said their organizations had cooperated in preparing the seizure.
Tapi said experts were examining the seized material, which was
reported to be uranium fuel rods--probably from Russia. The two
officials said they had not yet been able to determine for whom
the seized material was intended and regretted that a potential
buyer had escaped as the police closed in. Edith Oltay, RFE/RL,
[As of 1200 CET]
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