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Denmark-Hungary Military Agreement

  • Anthony Georgieff

Copenhagen, April 17 (RFE/RL) - Denmark and Hungary have concluded a military agreement paving the way for joint exercises, exchange of training personnel and joint peace-keeping operations.

The agreement was concluded during a three-day visit to Hungary by Denmark's Defence Minister Hans Haekkerup. His visit concludes today. The agreement was signed by Haekkerup and Hungary's Defence Minister Gyorgi Keleti.

Our Copenhagen correspondent reports Denmark, a founding member of NATO, is eager to conclude such military-cooperation agreements with former Warsaw Pact countries.

Copenhagen already has such an agreement with Poland. As a result, the two countries operate jointly in former Yugoslavia as part of the nato-led, peace-implementation force. Poland also participates in the Nordic Support Group battalion with headquarters near Pecs in Hungary.