Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó and US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan have signed a defense cooperation agreement on the sidelines of the celebrations of NATO’s 70th anniversary in Washington.
After the signing, Minister Szijjártó said bilateral defense cooperation will be further boosted by the agreement. The minister said Hungary is proud to have contributed to the success of the alliance as a reliable partner of both NATO and the US.
Minister Szijjártó said Hungary has always done its utmost to contribute to the fight against terrorism, noting an earlier decision to raise the number of Hungarian troops combatting terror by 200.
The minister confirmed that 130 soldiers will be deployed to Kosovo, raising the headcount of Hungarian troops there to above 500, and 70 to Afghanistan. The number of Hungarians serving in Afghanistan will now exceed 1,200.