Hungarian Prime Minister Gordon Bajnai said he supported President Barack Obama's war strategy for Afghanistan and the United States can continue to count on Hungary as a strong ally.
Bajnai said his country, which already has more than 300 troops in Afghanistan, will consider the US request for more troops, but a decision was not likely immediately.
For now, Hungary was committed to maintaining its existing troop numbers, he said. He said the allies could not risk failure and needed a long-lasting solution in Afghanistan.
This week the French Foreign Ministry said two detainees at Guantanamo were sent to France and to Hungary, part of a drive by Obama to close the widely criticized detention camp, created by his predecessor, George W. Bush, for terrorist suspects captured abroad. (Reuters)