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Hungary, Austria Agree to Submit Joint Bids for Future Sporting Events

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.03.07.

Hungary and Austria have agreed to submit joint bids for future sporting events.

Speaking to MTI after talks with Philipp Trattner, head of the sports department of Austria’s Federal Ministry for the Civil Service and Sport, in Vienna on Wednesday, foreign ministry state secretary Tamás Menczer said the two countries would have a greater chance to win sporting bids if they cooperate.

“Sports are of strategic importance for Hungary,” Menczer said. “The country’s sports infrastructure has progressed significantly and everything is ready for serious sporting events to be brought to Hungary.”

On the featured photo: Balázs Dzsudzsák celebrates with Hungarian supporters after the Hungary-Austria derby of Euro 2016. Photo by Tibor Illyés/MTI