Military Capabilities

South Korea, Hungary sign defence MOU

29 November 2019

South Korea and Hungary have signed an agreement to expand defence ties in areas including military research, development, and manufacturing.

The defence memorandum of understanding (MOU) – aligned with Seoul’s efforts to expand defence exports in Europe – was signed in Seoul on 28 November between South Korean defence minister Jeong Kyeong-doo and his Hungarian counterpart Tibor Benkő.

The Ministry of National Defense (MND) in Seoul said the MOU celebrates the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries and provides a formal framework for expanded defence co-operation.

Under the agreement, it said, South Korea and Hungary will deepen collaboration in sharing defence information and experiences, consulting on defence policies, as well as in military education and training exercises and military-technical issues such as research, development, and production.

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