Defence Minister Tibor Benkő has announced that Hungary is expanding defense cooperation with Bosnia-Herzegovina.
After meeting his counterpart Marina Pendeš, Minister Benkő said Hungary and Bosnia-Herzegovina face many of the same problems, challenges and risks, and they envisage possible solutions similarly.
The minister said that although not a European Union or NATO member state, Bosnia-Herzegovina “pulls its weight in peacekeeping missions in an exemplary fashion". He thanked Pendeš, her ministry and officers for their contributions.
Minister Benkő said the present agreement is a significant step forward in Bosnia-Herzegovina’s NATO accession process. Hungary’s know-how will be used to develop the plan to advance those aspirations, he said, adding that peace and stability in the Western Balkans is of primary importance to Hungary.
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