Defence Minister: Hungary purchasing French anti-aircraft missiles

Hungary has initialled an agreement to buy French Mistral air defence missiles, Defence Minister Kristof Szalay-Bobrovniczky said on Tuesday.

The declaration of intent was signed alongside Belgium, Estonia, Cyprus, France at a European defence show in Paris addressed by President Emmanuel Macron, Szalay-Bobrovniczky said in a video uploaded to his Facebook page.

He noted that Macron highlighted the importance of air defence and the European defence industry.

“Hungary is doing well in this respect; we’re developing our defence industry. Peace requires strength, we’re working on this,” he said.

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