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Jul 25, 2019

Hungary supports NATO accession of Balkan states

The head of parliament’s defense and law enforcement committee has said the Hungarian government supports the accession of the Balkan countries to NATO as a stable Balkan region is in Hungary’s interest.

The head of parliament’s defense and law enforcement committee has said the Hungarian government supports the accession of the Balkan countries to NATO as "a stable Balkan region is in Hungary’s interest."

Addressing a panel discussion at the 30th “Tusványos” Summer University in Baile Tusnad (Tusnádfürdő), in central Romania, Lajos Kósa underlined the importance of the Balkan countries’ role in curbing migration.

Kósa said Hungary’s interest also lies in a strong, unified and competent NATO, arguing that Hungary could only protect its citizens as a member of NATO. He said Hungary supports every endeavor within NATO that is in line with its founding treaty, noting its provision that NATO is open to the accession of all European countries.

Kósa concluded that it is also in Hungary’s interest that NATO be able to take effective action in regions deemed to be security risks.

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