Ministry of Defence

Dr. Tibor Benkő

Minister of Defence

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Hungary supports the development of European defence capabilities

Ministry of Defence, June 26, 2018 10:41 AM

“Hungary supports all initiatives aimed at developing European defence capabilities”, Minister of Defence Tibor Benkő said on Monday in Luxembourg at a joint meeting of European Union foreign and defence ministers.

Ferenc Korom received his appointment as Chief of Staff

Ministry of Defence, May 16, 2018 4:53 PM

Ferenc Korom received his appointment as Chief of Staff of the Hungarian Defence Forces from President of the Republic János Áder on Wednesday in the Parliament Building, in Budapest.

Remembrance is an important part of the culture of respect

Ministry of Defence, April 6, 2018 8:44 AM

Speaking on Tuesday at an unveiling ceremony held in Mirogoj Cemetery, Zagreb, Minister of Defence Dr. István Simicskó said that remembrance is an important part of the culture of respect, because those who do not respect their ancestors and national values are unable to respect other nations and their cultures.

The security of our region is the guarantee of Europe’s future

Ministry of Defence, March 29, 2018 2:47 PM

Speaking at a press briefing held after the meeting of the defence ministers of the Central European Defence Cooperation (CEDC), Minister of Defence István Simicskó emphasized that the security of the Central European region is the guarantee of Europe’s future.

V4 countries increase defence cooperation

Ministry of Defence, March 29, 2018 2:44 PM

The countries of the Visegrád Cooperation are increasing their defence and military cooperation, Minister of Defence István Simicskó said. The defence ministers of the countries of the Visegrád Cooperation (the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary) held a professional consultation on Tuesday in Castle Garden Bazaar, Budapest.

Hungary is to manufacture infantry small arms

Ministry of Defence, March 29, 2018 2:34 PM

Minister of Defence István Simicskó and Czech Defence Minister Karla Slechtová have announced that Hungary will manufacture small arms for the infantry.

Ministers in Budapest discuss strengthening of Turkish–Hungarian defence cooperation

Ministry of Defence, March 9, 2018 1:39 PM

On Thursday, Defence Ministers of the two countries met in Budapest to discuss the strengthening of defence cooperation between Turkey and Hungary.

Covert threats present the greatest challenge

Ministry of Defence, March 5, 2018 4:43 PM

Speaking at the ceremonial staff meeting of the Military National Security Service (MNSS) in Budapest on Monday, Minister of Defence István Simicskó stated that covert threats present the greatest challenge.

The Hungarian defence industry has possibilities again

Ministry of Defence, March 2, 2018 1:29 PM

Speaking at the opening of a professional conference, Minister of Defence István Simicskó emphasized that in accordance with the armed forces development plan of the Hungarian Defence Forces, the Hungarian defence industry, too, has several possibilities and tasks.