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France and Hungary

Political relations

France maintains quality relations with Hungary which should continue deepening in the European Union framework.

Historically, after the 1848 revolution that had brought the two countries together, the signature of the 1920 Treaty of Trianon, by which Hungary lost two-thirds of its territory, left deep scars.

The fall of communism in 1990 opened a new chapter in the history of our bilateral relations - economically dense and politically confident - especially with France’s support for NATO and European Union enlargement.

The pace and level of contacts have increased in recent years, particularly since 2004. The President of the Republic’s visit to Budapest in September 2007 helped lay the groundwork for a strategic partnership, signed in May 2008 on the occasion of Prime Minister Gyurcsany’s visit to Paris. This partnership provides for strengthening our dialogue on key community issues, initiating or deepening cooperation including on competitiveness clusters, the agricultural sector, environmental issues, and preparations for the Hungarian presidency of the EU in the first half of 2011.

Updated on 01.11.10

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