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Jan 24, 2019

Hungary confirms cooperation agreement with Tunisia in the areas of law enforcement and defense

The foreign minister said Hungary aims to contribute to Europe’s efforts towards helping North African countries in maintaining stability, combatting terrorism and protecting their borders

The Hungarian government has confirmed a cooperation agreement with Tunisia in the areas of law enforcement and defense, it has been announced.

Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, made the announcement following talks with Khemaies Jhinaoui, his Tunisian counterpart, in Tunis on Wednesday.

The minister said that by keeping its interests in view, Hungary aims to contribute to Europe’s efforts towards helping North African countries in maintaining stability, combatting terrorism, protecting their borders and improving their people’s living standards so as to prevent a mass exodus from the region.

Minister Szijjártó said Hungary has agreed with Tunisia that its police officers will provide training for that country’s land and airport border protection forces in the fields of crisis management, risk assessment, and combatting cross-border crime.

According to MTI, Hungary’s counter-terrorism force TEK will also train Tunisia’s special border protection forces. What’s more, Hungary’s armed forces will provide training for the Tunisian army in preventing blast attacks and disposing explosives.