Kristof Szalay-Bobrovniczky

Defence Minister: Security in Western Balkans joint strategic interest of UK, Hungary

The security of the Western Balkans is a joint strategic interest of the UK and Hungary, Defence Minister Kristof Szalay-Bobrovniczky said after talks in London on Monday.

Szalay-Bobrovniczky told public media after a meeting with UK counterpart Ben Wallace that the bilateral talks held “in an atmopshere suitable for allies” focused on the situation in the Western Balkans and at Hungary’s southern borders, as well as the Serbia-Kosovo tension.

The security of the Western Balkans is a guarantee for Hungarians’ security and the UK has also maintained a strategic interest in it for a long time, he said. As a result, the two countries share identical views on the matter, he added.

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