Ministry of Defence

Dr. István Simicskó

Minister of Defence

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We must fight for the survival of the Hungarian nation

Ministry of Defence, May 19, 2017 2:57 PM

Speaking at the central ceremony of the Ministry of Defence on the occasion of the Hungarian Defence Forces’ Day, Minister of Defence István Simicskó emphasized that the greatest challenge in the 21st century is the protection of the homeland, Hungary, the survival of the nation.

The Hungarian Defence Forces must respond to future challenges

Ministry of Defence, May 18, 2017 11:27 AM

In a lecture delivered at Pannon University in Veszprém on Wednesday, Minister of Defence István Simicskó stated that the Hungarian Defence Forces must find responses to future challenges, because that is how the security of Hungarian people can be guaranteed.

The Visegrád defence cooperation is intensive

Ministry of Defence, May 12, 2017 1:59 PM

Parliamentary State Secretary and Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Defence Tamás Vargha held discussions on the strengthening of defence cooperation among the Visegrád Four (V4) countries in Krakow, Poland.

Discussion about Slovak–Hungarian defence cooperation in Budapest

Ministry of Defence, May 4, 2017 4:37 PM

On Thursday, 4 May the ministers of defence of Slovakia and Hungary met in Budapest to discuss issues in security policy, the Visegrád Four (V4) cooperation, illegal migration and the military-to-military relations between the two countries.

Hungarian military personnel are continuing to play an active part in border protection

Ministry of Defence, May 1, 2017 5:04 PM

The Hungarian Defence Force has been actively participating in handing the situation caused by mass migration and in border protection from the very beginning, and continues to do so. On the orders of Minister of Defence Dr. István Simicskó, the military personnel on duty along the border will continue to assist the work of Police as requested and to the extent required even after the completion of the second border security fence.

The European Union is wealthy, but it is incapable of protecting its borders

Ministry of Defence, April 28, 2017 9:37 AM

“The European Union may be wealthy, but it is incapable of protecting its external borders”, Minister of Defence István Simicskó said on Hungarian M1 television’s Thursday evening current affairs program.

Minister of Defence discusses security of European Union in Malta

Ministry of Defence, April 27, 2017 5:20 PM

“The European Union must work on being able to guarantee the security of its citizens”, Minister of Defence István Smicskó said on Thursday on Kossuth Radio.

The Hungarian Defence Forces are to contribute more troops to counter-ISIS mission

Ministry of Defence, April 26, 2017 3:35 PM

The government of Hungary proposes that the Hungarian Defence Forces continue their participation in the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State (ISIS), and increase their troop numbers in the Iraqi mission.

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.