Hungary ready to send contingent to Lebanon

Hungary's parliament would be willing to back the deployment in Lebanon of a small contingent of doctors and border guards, lawmakers said Tuesday. The Cabinet is expected to outline a proposal on Wednesday for participating in the UN-led peacekeeping mission in Lebanon and present it to parliament for approval, possibly next week. According to preliminary discussions, Hungary's contingent would comprise 12 border guards and six doctors. Lawmakers from both the ruling Socialist Party and from Fidesz, the main center-right opposition group, said Tuesday they would be willing to back the proposal.