Szalay-Bobrovniczky: International attention must be maintained to preserve western Balkans stability
The ministry cited Kristof Szalay-Bobrovniczky saying that Hungary had a vested interest in the political and economic stability of South-Eastern Europe, including Bosnia and Herzegovina, because it contributes to the security of Hungary and Europe.
“We are ready to deepen bilateral military cooperation, including professional meetings and training,” he said.
“Our defence ministries are continually working together to strengthen relations,” he added.
He noted that Hungary was going to fulfil the role of European Union president in the second half of this year.
“It is among our most important goals that during Hungary’s European Union presidency we highlight the importance of EU enlargement and the strengthening of European defence capabilities,” he added.
The ministry said Szalay-Bobrovniczky was scheduled to meet on Tuesday the heads of the EUFOR Althea peacekeeping mission set up 20 years ago, its Hungarian commander and Hungarian soldiers serving in Bosnia and Herzegovina.