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NATO summit: Hungarian foreign minister urges NATO to start entry talks with Georgia

NATO summit: Hungarian foreign minister urges NATO to start entry talks with Georgia

Warsaw, July 8 (MTI) – Attending a foreign ministers’ meeting at the NATO summit in Warsaw, Péter Szijjártó, Hungary’s foreign minister, called on NATO to invite Georgia to join the organisation and urged acceleration of NATO’s enlargement.

Speaking by phone on Friday, Szijjártó told MTI that slowing down Georgia’s integration would be a “strategic mistake”.

“NATO faces serious challenges and in such a situation it is especially true that the more members we have the stronger we are”, the minister said.

Szijjarto warned that if no progress is made in Georgia’s accession, “this will impact the credibility of both NATO and the Georgian government, which is committed to Euro-Atlantic integration”.

At the meeting, Szijjártó expressed Hungary’s support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Photo: MTI/EPA/Bartlomiej Zborowski

Source: MTI

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