As a result of the reinforcement measures taken in the recent period, Hungary will be a member of a more agile and stronger NATO by next summer, the Minister of Defence stated at the annual conference of defence, military and air attachés in Budapest on Tuesday, 30 June.
“The performance of Hungary in NATO is notably good”, this is how Minister of Defence Csaba Hende summed up his position in an interview given to Hungarian News Agency MTI after the meetings of NATO Ministers of Defence.
“Hungarian troops are ready to fight the Islamic State in coalition forces, and to try to put an end jointly to massacre and killing” – the Chief of Defence said on Wednesday, 28 May at a ceremony held in Pákozd to mark the Peacekeepers’ Day.
It is undeniable that the security environment of Europe significantly worsened last year – Minister of Defence Csaba Hende pointed out at a meeting of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly Defence and Security Committee in Budapest on Saturday, 16 May.
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.