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US Ambassador Welcomes US-Hungary Defence Agreement Parlt Approval

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.07.02.

The US ambassador has welcomed parliament’s Tuesday adoption of a defence 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.

The agreement “will deepen our already robust security cooperation and help us prepare for the 21st century challenges we face together as allies,” he said.

“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 said.

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