At a press conference, MoD Parliamentary State Secretary Tamás Vargha stated that heroism, tribute and freedom will be the central ideas of the commemoration organized for the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Revolution and Freedom Fight.
On the last day of his visit to the United States of America, Minister of Defence István Simicskó travelled to Tampa, Florida where he had discussions with Gen. Joseph Votel, Commander, United States Central Command (US CENTCOM) and Maj.-Gen. Marcus Hicks, Chief of Staff, United States Special Operations Command (US SOCOM).
On his journey in the United States, Minister of Defence István Simicskó held a discussion with Maj.-Gen. Mark E. Bartman, the Adjutant General of the Ohio National Guard on Thursday, 13 October.
Minister of Defence István Simicskó has arrived in the United States of America for a four-day working visit.
As a highlighted program in his visit to the United States, on 12 October Minister of Defence István Simicskó held a working discussion with Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert. O. Work in the Pentagon. At the meeting, the two discussed, among other topics, the ways of further developing the already excellent military-to-military relations and strengthening cooperation in joint training events and exercises.
Speaking with Hungarian news agency MTI in Washington on Wednesday, 12 October, Minister of Defence István Simicskó emphasized that the message of courage and patriotism is an eternal message of 1956.
On Monday, 3 October, in the program of Hungarian television channel M1, Minister of Defence István Simicskó stated that “with the 3.2 million no votes at the 2 October referendum, Hungary has been able to send Brussels an important message. From this aspect, the referendum has attained its goal, and can be considered successful.”
“The risks of immigration are already affecting Hungary and the Government would not like this to worsen”, Minister of Defence István Simicskó said at his press conference on Saturday, which he held jointly with Parliamentary State Secretary Csaba Dömötör.
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