RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol 2, No. 235, 8 December 1998
WASHINGTON PRAISES HUNGARIAN PROGRESS. Hungarian Foreign
Ministry State Secretary Zsolt Nemeth on 7 December said
his recent talks with U.S. Undersecretary of State
Stuart Eisenstat and former Undersecretary of State
Richard Holbrooke confirmed that Washington sees Hungary
as "a bridgehead of democracy and market economics."
Nemeth told reporters at the end of his U.S. visit that
Hungary will most probably be admitted to NATO in the
second half of February or early March. One day earlier,
the Hungarian news agency quoted Defense Minister Janos
Szabo as saying that according to the latest reports,
Hungary will be a full member of NATO in March. MSZ
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