Vol. 1, No. 133, 7 October 1997
HUNGARIAN DEFENSE MINISTER COMMEMORATES EXECUTED
GENERALS. Gyorgy Keleti on 6 October laid a wreath at a memorial in
Arad, Romania, to 13 Hungarian generals executed on 6 October 1849
by the Austrians, following the failed 1848 uprising. Romanian
Deputy Defense Minister Dan Zaharia also participated in the
ceremony, Hungarian and Romanian media reported. Until this year,
Romanian authorities raised objections to the participation of
Hungarian officials in ceremonies on the anniversary of the
execution, which is commemorated by the ethnic Hungarian minority
in Romania. Later the same day, in the presence of Keleti, Zaharia laid
a wreath at a monument dedicated to Romanian soldiers. The two
men also met to discuss military collaboration in general and the
planned joint peacekeeping battalion in particular.
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