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RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol 3, No. 3, 6 January 1999
NATO FRONT-RUNNERS PLEDGE SUPPORT FOR SLOVAK MEMBERSHIP.
Deputy defense ministers from the three front-runners
for NATO membership, meeting in Bratislava on 5 January,
pledged to help Slovakia join the alliance, Reuters and
CTK reported. Slovak Ministry of Defense State Secretary
Jozef Pivarci told journalists that, "Our colleagues
from the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland told us,
'If you do not come to NATO, we will bring NATO to
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