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Hungary, Poland to Become Strategic Partners in NATO Cooperation

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.02.25.

Hungarian Defence Minister Tibor Benkő and his Polish counterpart Mariusz Blaszczak on Monday signed an agreement on the two countries’ strategic partnership within NATO’s special operations cooperation, the Hungarian defence ministry said.

The ministers also discussed regional cooperation of the defence forces, the statement said.

Benkő said Hungary had a vested interest in Poland prioritising the Visegrad Group as a framework for cooperation.

Blaszczak said Poland wished to keep up cooperation especially in education, training, military exercises and curbing migration.

Benkő said handling migration, and preventing terrorism “which goes hand in hand with it”, is crucial for Hungary’s security.

After the talks, the ministers travelled to Skierniewice in central Poland, and laid wreaths at the memorial of Hungary’s contribution to Poland’s war of independence against the Red Army in 1919-1921.

Featured photo via honvedelem.hu