Ministry of Defence

Dr. István Simicskó

Minister of Defence

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The Hungarian state is a fixed point in a changing world

Ministry of Defence, August 22, 2016 2:27 PM

In his welcome speech delivered at the military officers’ commissioning ceremony held on Saturday, 20th August outside Parliament building in Kossuth Lajos Square, Minister of Defence István Simicskó emphasized that “the Hungarian state is a fixed point in a changing world”.

Defence Minister bids farewell to troops to leave for Iraq and Kosovo missions

Ministry of Defence, August 1, 2016 4:29 PM

Minister of Defence István Simicskó has bidden farewell in Tata to close to 500 Hungarian troops to deploy with foreign missions, and presented the personnel serving at the borders with Service Medals for Handling the Migration Crisis.

The Islamic State is on the decline

Ministry of Defence, July 22, 2016 11:31 AM

In a phone interview from Washington, Deputy Minister Tamás Vargha, Parliamentary State Secretary of the Ministry of Defence told Hungarian News Agency MTI that “the terrorist organization named Islamic State (IS) is on the decline”.

The security border barrier functions well

Ministry of Defence, July 19, 2016 4:26 PM

The Defence and Law Enforcement Committee of the Hungarian National Assembly held an extramural session at the Röszke border crossing point on Monday, 19 July. The meeting was also attended by Chief of Defence Gen. Dr. Tibor Benkő.

Troops of Hungarian Defence Forces EUFOR Contingent return home from Sarajevo

Ministry of Defence, July 19, 2016 2:03 PM

On the evening of Friday, 15 July, due to the events in Turkey, at the request of the Commander of EUFOR (COMEUFOR), the soldiers of a maneuver company serving in Sarajevo with the Hungarian Defence Forces EUFOR Contingent (EUFOR HUNCON) entered a standby period and postponed their scheduled return home on the following day. The decision was approved by Hungarian Chief of Defence Gen. Dr. Tibor Benkő.

Hungarian and Austrian ministers consulted with respect to joint action

Government, July 15, 2016 1:24 PM

Interior Minister Sándor Pintér, Defence Minister István Simicskó, Austrian Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka and Austrian Defence and Sports Minister Hans Peter Doskozil had a meeting on Thursday in Röszke in order to discuss the options for joint action against illegal immigration.

Hungary is committed to guaranteeing security

Ministry of Defence, July 11, 2016 1:20 PM

As a member of the Hungarian delegation led by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, Minister of Defence István Simicskó attended the NATO Summit and had discussions with his partners in Warsaw on 8-9 July.