On Thursday, 24 November in Budapest, Minister of Defence Dr. István Simicskó held a conference for government commissioners and the secretaries of defence committees. The participants of the conference discussed several current issues in national defence and cooperation as well as plans for the future.
On Monday, 21 November, Chief of Defence Gen. Dr. Tibor Benkő paid a visit to the Hungarian–Serbian border to inspect the soldiers on duty there.
On Tuesday, 22 November, Minister of Defence Dr. István Simicskó received, on an office call, Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs Ibrahim Al-Jaafari.
On Sunday, 20 November in Nis, Southern Serbia, Minister of Defence of Hungary István Simicskó held a bilateral discussion with Serbian Minister of Defence Zoran Djordjević.
Hungary is an experienced, committed, cooperating and reliable ally of NATO, Defence Minister Dr István Simicskó said on 17 November at the 20th International Parliamentary NATO Conference held in the Parliament Building.
”The EU must maintain a greater military presence in crisis zones that pose a threat to Europe in the interests of stopping illegal immigration”, Minster of Defence István Simicskó stressed in a statement to Hungarian news agency MTI on Tuesday.
On Monday, 7 November, after the first working session at the meeting of the Central European Defence Cooperation (CEDC) held in Austria, Minister of Defence István Simicskó told Hungarian news agency MTI that regional cooperation has become more important in Europe, so the discussion focused on collaboration and the joint protection of external borders.
In a speech delivered on Thursday, 3 November in Nickelsdorf, at the farewell ceremony of an Austrian military contingent deploying to the Hungarian–Serbian border, Minister of Defence István Simicskó stated that the mass illegal migration over the last one and a half year requires joint action, as mutual assistance is the only way to guarantee the security of our countries. The Austrian Defence Minister also attended the event to say farewell to the soldiers.
Speaking in Szolnok on Tuesday, 25 October, Minister of Defence Dr. István Simicskó emphasized that in addition to creating the legal conditions, the people’s security can be guaranteed through effective cooperation among the law enforcement and security organizations.
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