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Mar 11, 2019

PM Orbán: NATO is being increasingly appreciated in light of Europe’s “fragile security”

The prime minister thanked the other Visegrad countries for helping to protect Hungary’s southern borders from illegal migrants

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said that NATO is being increasingly appreciated in light of Europe’s “fragile security”.

During a celebration marking the anniversaries of the Visegrad Four countries’ joining NATO, in Wesola, near Warsaw, on Sunday, PM Orbán said that aid should be provided where it is needed; “unless we deliver that aid in time, the problems will come here to our place”.

The prime minister also thanked the other Visegrad countries for helping to protect Hungary’s southern borders from illegal migrants.

PM Orbán noted that NATO had been created to promote peace, security, stability and prosperity all over the world and said that those goals are still valid. He added that there are currently 692 Hungarian troops serving in NATO missions across the world, a number soon to be increased by 130.

Concerning the Hungarian military, the prime minister said that it needs to be developed “so that it can protect Hungary and do well in NATO, too”.

Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic joined NATO 20 years ago, on March 12th, 1999, while Slovakia followed suit five years later.