Hun­gary cel­e­brates 10 years in NATO

On 29–30 Jan­u­ary, the Szeged Cen­tre for Secu­ri­ty Pol­i­cy – sup­port­ed by the Hun­gar­i­an Min­istry for For­eign Affairs and NATO Pub­lic Diplo­ma­cy Divi­sion – orga­nized the first event to com­mem­o­rate the tenth anniver­sary of Hungary’s mem­ber­ship in NATO, along with the Alliance’s 60th Anniver­sary.

Enti­tled “Unit­ed in serv­ing peace and secu­ri­ty”, the con­fer­ence gath­ered polit­i­cal and eco­nom­ic lead­ers from Bosnia and Herze­gov­ina, Hun­gary, Ukraine and Ser­bia; as well as secu­ri­ty experts and top indus­try exec­u­tives. Par­tic­i­pants dis­cussed issues relat­ed to the inter­de­pen­dence between secu­ri­ty and eco­nom­ic devel­op­ment.

In her keynote speech, Mrs. Kinga Goncz, Min­is­ter of For­eign Affairs of Hun­gary, expressed her con­vic­tion that — from the point of view of iden­ti­ty, secu­ri­ty inter­ests and val­ues — Hun­gary had reached its goal by becom­ing a mem­ber of NATO.