Ministry of Defence

Dr. István Simicskó

Minister of Defence

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Mankind is capable of the vilest inhumanities

Ministry of Defence, April 19, 2017 9:09 PM

“Remembrance must comprehend that mankind is capable of committing the vilest inhumanities against its fellow man”, Minister of Defence István Simicskó said on Wednesday in Budapest at the Holocaust Memorial Centre in Páva Street.

Nothing but our native land can give us a home

Ministry of Defence, April 13, 2017 2:28 PM

Nothing can substitute for or replace the nation states, including Hungary, „nothing but our native land can give us a home”, Defence Minister István Simicskó said at the oath-taking ceremony held in Szentendre after the completion of the basic training of the contingent of soldiers contracted for a fixed term.

NATO Secretary General arrived in Budapest

Ministry of Defence, March 23, 2017 3:53 PM

The Secretary General of NATO, who will attend the NATO Transformation Seminar to be held in the Hungarian capital, arrived in Budapest on Thursday morning, 23 March.

More must be spent on security

Ministry of Defence, March 23, 2017 2:47 PM

According to the Minister of Defence, the terrorist attack in London on Wednesday also highlights the fact that we must pay more attention to security and spend more on it.

Hungary would also like to shape joint security

Ministry of Defence, March 23, 2017 2:21 PM

“Hungary is committed to its membership of NATO and would like to be one of the shapers of joint security”, Minister of Defence István Simicskó said at a press conference on the second day of the NATO Transformation Seminar in Budapest.

NATO is the guarantee of security

Ministry of Defence, March 22, 2017 4:20 PM

Speaking in the opening session of the two-day NATO Transformation Seminar on Wednesday in Budapest, Minister of Defence István Simicskó said that NATO is “the guarantee of security”, and the member states “must think together in order to come up with efficient answers” to the challenges.

Border protection bases now complete

Ministry of Defence, March 20, 2017 4:18 PM

The four border protection bases which will serve to accommodate the members of the defence forces taking part in the protection of the southern border have been completed. The last facility was inaugurated in Hercegszántó on Monday.

The relationship between Croatia and Hungary is based on common interest

Ministry of Defence, March 13, 2017 9:24 AM

After holding discussions in Zagreb with his Croatian host Damir Krsticevic, Minister of Defence Dr. István Simicskó stated that the relationship between Croatia and Hungary is based on common interest, which must be strengthened and protected as effectively as possible.

We must do more for our security

Ministry of Defence, March 13, 2017 8:49 AM

Speaking at the jubilee celebration held on Thursday in Budapest to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hungarian Atlantic Council, Minister of Defence Dr. István Simicskó emphasized that we must do more for our security, and the transatlantic relations are a key factor in this regard.