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Jul 03, 2019

US Ambassador welcomes defense cooperation agreement between US and Hungary

“Parliament’s approval of the new Defense Cooperation Agreement between the United States and Hungary is a win for both of our countries,” David Cornstein said.

The US ambassador to Hungary has welcomed parliament decision on Tuesday to adopt a defense cooperation agreement between the US and Hungarian governments.

“Parliament’s approval of the new Defense Cooperation Agreement between the United States and Hungary is a win for both of our countries,” David Cornstein said in a statement. He added that the agreement “will deepen our already robust security cooperation and help us prepare for the 21st century challenges we face together as allies.”

“I am confident our alliance will become even stronger in the coming months and years as Hungary moves closer to its NATO defense spending commitments and advances the modernization of its military through purchases of NATO-compatible equipment, including state-of-the-art technology from the United States,” the ambassador concluded.

Parliament approved the agreement with 162 votes in favour, 3 against and 19 abstentions.

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