Vol. 1, No. 13, 17 April 1997
HUNGARIAN FOREIGN MINISTER ON NATO MEMBERSHIP.
Laszlo Kovacs says the ambassadors of all 16 NATO member
countries support Hungary's bid to join the alliance. The
foreign minister was speaking to reporters yesterday in
Brussels after he met with the permanent ambassadors'
council of the member states. He also submitted his country's
official application for NATO membership at the alliance's
headquarters. Magyar Hirlap today quotes a NATO official as
saying the minister can rest assured that Hungary will be
among the first group of applicants invited to accession
negotiations at NATO's July summit in Madrid. No more
official NATO-Hungarian meetings will take place before the
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