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Hungary has become a full member of the European Space Agency (ESA)

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After many years of cooperation Hungary is now a full member of the ESA and is ready to take advantage of the opportunities efficiently.

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Deputy State Secretary for Info-communication at the Ministry of National Development Károly Balázs Solymár said that at the formal accession ceremony at the Embassy of Hungary in Paris.

This moment can be considered a milestone regarding the decade-long partnership of the ESA and Hungary.

As a full member country of the ESA, Hungary will take an active part in shaping the future of European space operations– stated Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Director–General of the European Space Agency at the accession ceremony.

The host of the event, Ambassador György Károlyi added – The openness, the scientific and industrial achievements of the ESA constitute a guarantee for a well-established cooperation for Hungary.

The Hungarian Parliament adopted the three laws required for the publication of the international agreement in October unanimously. Finally, full membership entered into force in early November when the Instrument of Accession ratified by János Áder, President of Hungary, was deposited with the French Government.

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