Ministry of Defence

Dr. István Simicskó

Minister of Defence

Leading news

The Islamic State is on the decline

Ministry of Defence, July 22, 2016 11:31 AM

In a phone interview from Washington, Deputy Minister Tamás Vargha, Parliamentary State Secretary of the Ministry of Defence told Hungarian News Agency MTI that “the terrorist organization named Islamic State (IS) is on the decline”.

The security border barrier functions well

Ministry of Defence, July 19, 2016 4:26 PM

The Defence and Law Enforcement Committee of the Hungarian National Assembly held an extramural session at the Röszke border crossing point on Monday, 19 July. The meeting was also attended by Chief of Defence Gen. Dr. Tibor Benkő.

Troops of Hungarian Defence Forces EUFOR Contingent return home from Sarajevo

Ministry of Defence, July 19, 2016 2:03 PM

On the evening of Friday, 15 July, due to the events in Turkey, at the request of the Commander of EUFOR (COMEUFOR), the soldiers of a maneuver company serving in Sarajevo with the Hungarian Defence Forces EUFOR Contingent (EUFOR HUNCON) entered a standby period and postponed their scheduled return home on the following day. The decision was approved by Hungarian Chief of Defence Gen. Dr. Tibor Benkő.

Hungarian and Austrian ministers consulted with respect to joint action

Government, July 15, 2016 1:24 PM

Interior Minister Sándor Pintér, Defence Minister István Simicskó, Austrian Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka and Austrian Defence and Sports Minister Hans Peter Doskozil had a meeting on Thursday in Röszke in order to discuss the options for joint action against illegal immigration.

Hungary is committed to guaranteeing security

Ministry of Defence, July 11, 2016 1:20 PM

As a member of the Hungarian delegation led by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, Minister of Defence István Simicskó attended the NATO Summit and had discussions with his partners in Warsaw on 8-9 July.

Hungary strengthens its military diplomacy activity

Ministry of Defence, July 6, 2016 6:41 PM

At the annual conference of defence, military and air attachés held in Budapest, Minister of Defence Dr. István Simicskó announced that, in the spirit of strengthening its activity in military diplomacy, Hungary is going to open a new military attaché office in Zagreb this year, and another three in Bratislava, Prague and Skopje next year.

The police and army are prepared for the new border protection system, says Chief Security Advisor

Government, July 6, 2016 8:29 AM

In Szeged on Tuesday, György Bakondi, the Prime Minister’s Chief Advisor on Homeland Security, said that “The police and members of the Hungarian Defence Force have taken great efforts to prepare for the introduction of the new border protection system, which guarantees the security of the Hungarian people and the protection of external borders”.

Hungary and Austria to cooperate in issues of migration as well

Government, June 18, 2016 10:07 AM

Hungary and Austria are ready to cooperate in the resolution of migration issues as well, the two countries’ Defence and Interior Ministers stressed on Friday in St. Martin in Burgenland where they held bilateral talks.

NATO paves way for Warsaw summit

Ministry of Defence, June 16, 2016 11:13 AM

The two-day Meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence, held on 14–15 June in Brussels, has ended. It was aimed at paving the way for the decisions to be taken at the upcoming NATO Summit to be held in Warsaw on 8–9 July.