The meeting of defence ministers of the Visegrád Four (V4) Cooperation recently took place in Liblice, the Czech Republic. The Hungarian delegation was headed by Deputy Minister Tamás Vargha, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Ministry of Defence.
“A lot of debates are taking place these days, but there is a cause that provides a common ground, namely defence of the homeland”, Minister of Defence István Simicskó pointed out at the central ceremony of the Ministry of Defence held on the occasion of the Day of the Hungarian Defence Forces on Friday, 20 May.
Speaking at a press briefing held in Budapest on Thursday, 5 May together with Georgian Defence Minister Tinatin Khidasheli, Minister of Defence Dr. István Simicskó emphasized that in the fields of economy, politics and the military, Georgia has made praiseworthy efforts to join the Euro-Atlantic community.
In the interest of intensifying defence cooperation between the two countries, Hungary is going to open a Military Attaché Office in Zagreb, Croatia, Hungarian Minister of Defence István Simicskó announced on Friday, 29 April in Budapest. He added that the Croatian military attaché is also expected to visit Budapest.
Péter Siklósi, Deputy State Secretary for Defence Policy and Planning, Ministry of Defence held a discussion with his Polish counterpart, Deputy State Secretary Tomasz Szatkowksi in the Balaton St. building of the Ministry of Defence on Wednesday, 27 April.
“Following discussions on the amendment of the Fundamental Law by the Ministry of Defence, a state of terrorist emergency could receive an independent statutory definition in the Constitution”, the Minister of Defence announced.
“The acts of terrorism in Paris and Brussels clearly prove that terrorists have exploited the mass migration targeting the continent”, Minister of Defence István Simicskó stated on Friday, April 15 at the leading foreign policy and security forum in Central Europe, the Globsec 2016 conference held in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Minister of Defence István Simicskó is also attending the GLOBSEC 2016 security policy conference in Bratislava on 15 April. The main topics of the three-day event are the migrant crisis, the crisis in the Middle East, the Islamic State and the Syrian war, as well as the effects of Russia’s intervention in Ukraine and Syria and the lead-up to the NATO Summit in Warsaw.
At a press briefing held after multi-party talks in Budapest on Friday 8 April, the Minister of Defence stated that the parliamentary parties have agreed on the need to amend the Fundamental Law of Hungary in relation to counter-terrorism measures.
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