Hungary will be the second largest troop contributing nation in the joint battle group of the Visegrád Four countries which is to be set up in 2016, Minister of Defence Csaba Hende said at a meeting of V4 defence ministers in Tomášov, Slovakia on Thursday, 23 April.
Jorge Domecq, EDA Chief Executive, met with Hungarian Minister of Defence, Csaba Hende to exchange views about the preparation of the European Council in June 2015 and Hungary’s participation in EDA projects.
“As a committed supporter, Hungary is helping to build peace in the Balkans, which can only be achieved through Euro-Atlantic integration”, the Minister of Defence stated on Friday, February 27 during the homecoming ceremony of the Hungarian Defence Forces KFOR-11 contingent in Tata.
Between 22 February and 3 March, altogether more than 750 Hungarian and American troops are participating in a joint tactical-level exercise, which is combined with airdrop operations and live firing.
“Croatia and Hungary agree that the stability of the Western Balkans is important”, Minister of Defence Csaba Hende told Hungarian News Agency MTI on Thursday, after holding discussions in Zagreb with his Croatian counterpart, Minister of Defence Ante Kotromanovic.
“Hungary continues to share the German position on the handling of the crisis in Ukraine” – Csaba Hende told Hungarian News Agency MTI in a break of the 51st international Munich Security Conference (MSC).
The Hungarian defence minister has proposed that NATO should set up a 40-strong integration unit in Hungary.
Hungary is hosting the Capable Logistician 2015 exercise, this year’s biggest trial of the logisticians of NATO member countries and partner nations, NATO commands and other countries involved in practical cooperation.
“The security situation is developing unfavourably along NATO’s Eastern borders, Russia is keeping Ukraine under pressure, and continues to support the separatist forces” – these are the conclusions drawn at the two-day meeting of NATO Chiefs of Defence in Brussels, which ended on Thursday, 22 January, Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Dr. Tibor Benkő told Hungarian News Agency MTI.