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US, Hungary sign implementation deals under Defence Cooperation Agreement

Representatives of the US and Hungary signed the implementation agreements under the two countries' Defence Cooperation Agreement (DCA) of 2019 concerning the air bases of Kecskemet and Papa.

Tibor Babos, ministerial commissioner in charge of implementing tasks within the US-Hungary DCA, said at an event in Kecskemet that the agreement originally signed in Washington, DC, was a bilateral inter-state defence pact offering a framework for strengthening cooperation and carrying out military developments at the three bases. He said that Kecskemet and Papa would see infrastructure and technology developments for the airforce, while developments for the field army would take place in Tata and Varpalota.

Babos said that the details of the actual development projects would be negotiated in the near future.

The DCA was signed on April 4, 2019, by US deputy secretary of state John Sullivan and Peter Szijjarto, Hungary’s foreign minister.

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