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Sep 27, 2017

Hungary continues to build its partnerships with both Sweden and Luxembourg and is open to continued cooperation

The Hungarian parliament is open to regional cooperation between the Visegrad Group and the Benelux states, and defense ministers from Hungary and Sweden have agreed to strengthen defense cooperation between the two countries

Hungary continues to build its partnerships with both Sweden and Luxembourg and is open to continued cooperation, according to government insiders.

House Speaker László Kövér met Mars di Bartolomeo, his Luxembourg counterpart, in Parliament yesterday to discuss the challenges faced in the European Union.

Kövér said, Hungary strives for balanced, constructive relations with the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the countries have interests in strengthening intergovernmental, economic and parliamentary ties.

Kövér added that the Hungarian parliament was open to regional cooperation between the Visegrad Group and the Benelux states.

Bartolomeo, the first Luxembourg house speaker to visit Hungary, pledged his commitment to strengthening ties between the two countries’ legislative bodies and their committees.

Meanwhile, defense ministers from Hungary and Sweden have agreed to strengthen defense cooperation between their countries at talks in Budapest.

István Simicskó, minister of Defense, noted that he briefed his Swedish counterpart on the Hungarian defense and military industry development program, “Zrínyi 2026”. 

According to MTI, the parites discussed possible entry points for the Swedish military industry in the modernization of the Hungarian military.

They also agreed to strengthen cooperation between Hungary and Sweden in several areas, including the Gripen military equipment.