Vol 1, No. 22, 30 April 1997
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SLOVENIAN PRESIDENT IN BUDAPEST. Milan Kucan says
Europe is "doomed to cooperate" but the divides on the
continent are "still tangible," Hungarian media reported.
Kucan was addressing the Hungarian parliament yesterday.
He also met with President Arpad Goencz. The two leaders
agreed to open a Hungarian consulate in Szentgotthard and a
Slovenian consulate in a location still to be decided. Prime
Minister Gyula Horn told Kucan that Ljubljana is "slow" in
responding to requests related to the problems of the
Hungarian minority in Slovenia.
ROMANIAN SENATE CHAIRMAN IN HUNGARY. Hungarian
Foreign Minister Laszlo Kovacs told visiting Romanian Senate
chairman Petre Roman in Budapest yesterday that Hungary
will continue "to do its utmost" to make sure that Hungary and
Romania join an enlarged NATO at the same time, an RFE/RL
correspondent in the Hungarian capital reported yesterday.
President Arpad Goencz also met with Roman and said that
Budapest is ready to share with Romania its experience in
overcoming economic crisis during the transition to the
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