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Jan 26, 2018

Hungary and Slovakia’s defense ministers meet to discuss ways of tackling the migrant crisis

István Simicskó, minister of Defense, and his Slovak counterpart Péter Gajdos discussed security challenges posed by migration to Europe, and prospective defense cooperation within the Visegrád Four (V4) grouping and between the two countries

Hungary and Slovakia’s defense ministers have met to discuss ways of tackling the migrant crisis in Europe.

István Simicskó, minister of Defense, and his Slovak counterpart Péter Gajdos discussed security challenges posed by migration to Europe, and prospective defense cooperation within the Visegrád Four (V4) grouping and between the two countries.

During the meeting, which took place in Bratislava on Thursday, topics also discussed included possibilities of cooperation in army development and air defense.

Simicskó said the regional cooperation of the V4 grouping formed by the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia rests on solid common values and can serve as a model for the western Europe and beyond.

The minister praised existing Hungarian-Slovak defense cooperation for its high standards and called cooperation among the V4 countries exemplary.