Slovakia and the Czech Republic ink deal on patrolling airspace

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Slovakia and the Czech Republic ink deal on patrolling airspace

16. 02. 2017 15:43

On Wednesday the Slovak and Czech defence ministers, Peter Gajdoš and Martin Stropnický, respectively, inked an agreement between their two countries on the mutual protection of their airspace. The signature of the agreement, which now awaits ratification by the countries' Parliaments, took place during a meeting of the defence ministers of NATO member countries in Brussels. "This is a sign of our mutual and above-standard collaboration. I hope that it works and that we'll also be able to help each other in this way," said Gajdoš. The agreement is expected to come into effect in the middle of this year after its signature by the heads of state of the two countries. Meanwhile, Gajdoš has prepared a similar framework agreement involving Hungary and Poland.

 

Zuzana Botíková, Photo: TASR

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