Ministry of Defence

Dr. István Simicskó

Minister of Defence

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Remembrance is an important part of the culture of respect

Ministry of Defence, April 6, 2018 8:44 AM

Speaking on Tuesday at an unveiling ceremony held in Mirogoj Cemetery, Zagreb, Minister of Defence Dr. István Simicskó said that remembrance is an important part of the culture of respect, because those who do not respect their ancestors and national values are unable to respect other nations and their cultures.

The security of our region is the guarantee of Europe’s future

Ministry of Defence, March 29, 2018 2:47 PM

Speaking at a press briefing held after the meeting of the defence ministers of the Central European Defence Cooperation (CEDC), Minister of Defence István Simicskó emphasized that the security of the Central European region is the guarantee of Europe’s future.

V4 countries increase defence cooperation

Ministry of Defence, March 29, 2018 2:44 PM

The countries of the Visegrád Cooperation are increasing their defence and military cooperation, Minister of Defence István Simicskó said. The defence ministers of the countries of the Visegrád Cooperation (the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary) held a professional consultation on Tuesday in Castle Garden Bazaar, Budapest.

Hungary is to manufacture infantry small arms

Ministry of Defence, March 29, 2018 2:34 PM

Minister of Defence István Simicskó and Czech Defence Minister Karla Slechtová have announced that Hungary will manufacture small arms for the infantry.

Ministers in Budapest discuss strengthening of Turkish–Hungarian defence cooperation

Ministry of Defence, March 9, 2018 1:39 PM

On Thursday, Defence Ministers of the two countries met in Budapest to discuss the strengthening of defence cooperation between Turkey and Hungary.

Covert threats present the greatest challenge

Ministry of Defence, March 5, 2018 4:43 PM

Speaking at the ceremonial staff meeting of the Military National Security Service (MNSS) in Budapest on Monday, Minister of Defence István Simicskó stated that covert threats present the greatest challenge.

The Hungarian defence industry has possibilities again

Ministry of Defence, March 2, 2018 1:29 PM

Speaking at the opening of a professional conference, Minister of Defence István Simicskó emphasized that in accordance with the armed forces development plan of the Hungarian Defence Forces, the Hungarian defence industry, too, has several possibilities and tasks.

The Hungarian Defence Forces will be set on a path of growth

Ministry of Defence, February 23, 2018 1:19 PM

Speaking on Hungarian TV channel M1 on Thursday, Minister of Defence István Simicsikó said that under a government decision, the defence budget would reach 2 per cent of the GDP by 2024, which would allow setting the Hungarian Defence Forces on a path of growth.

Consultation of V4 National Armaments Directors in Budapest

Ministry of Defence, February 23, 2018 1:19 PM

The National Armaments Directors of the Visegrád Four (V4) countries recently held a consultation in Budapest. The main topic of the 21–22 February meeting was the strengthening and deepening of cooperation in order to guarantee the security of the region and Europe.