Ministry of Defence

Dr. István Simicskó

Minister of Defence

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The Hungarian Defence Forces purchase two new Airbuses

Ministry of Defence, December 21, 2017 1:00 PM

Speaking at a press conference in Budapest on Wednesday, Minister of Defence Dr. István Simicskó announced that the Hungarian Defence Forces (HDF) purchase two A319 Airbuses, adding that the planes will enter service with the HDF.

Minister of Defence on two-day tour of border

Ministry of Defence, December 13, 2017 12:59 PM

Minister of Defence Dr. István Simicskó visited military personnel serving in the Great Plain Temporary Special Troops force in the company of Hungarian Defence Force Chief of Staff Major General Dr. Tibor Benkő.

EU Ministers sign joint notification on strengthening the EU’s defence dimension

Ministry of Defence, November 14, 2017 11:01 AM

On Monday, ministers from 23 EU member states signed a joint notification on the creation of the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) which is aimed at strengthening the EU’s defence dimension.

The V4 supports initiatives aimed at protecting Europe’s external borders

Ministry of Defence, October 19, 2017 4:41 PM

“According to the countries of the Visegrád Group, it is important to support initiatives within the European Union that are aimed at protecting Europe’s external borders”, the Ministry of Defence’s Parliamentary State Secretary declared at a joint press conference on Wednesday with his fellow V4 deputy defence ministers in Székesfehérvár.

Minister of Defence receives Israeli delegation

Ministry of Defence, October 18, 2017 10:46 AM

Minister of Defence Dr. István Simicskó received Chairman of the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee Avi Dichter and his Israeli delegation in his office in Budapest on Tuesday, 17 October.

Judo World Championships begin

Ministry of Defence, August 29, 2017 12:23 PM

The 2017 Judo World Championships began in Budapest on Monday, 28 August with a spectacular opening ceremony at the László Papp Sport Arena.

Hungary is committed to Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic integration

Ministry of Defence, July 26, 2017 1:34 PM

Deputy Defence Minister Tamás Vargha received Georgian Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Victor Dolidze in his office on Wednesday, 26 July 2017 in Budapest.

The Government is committed to reinforcing the army

Ministry of Defence, July 26, 2017 11:00 AM

“It is the Government’s decided goal to reinforce the Hungarian Defence Force, which guarantees Hungary’s security”, the Minister of Defence István Simicskó said at an event to mark the major refurbishment of the army’s fleet of Mi-17 transport helicopters.

The Hungarian Defence Forces are set on the path of development again

Ministry of Defence, July 10, 2017 3:19 PM

Speaking at the NCO graduation ceremony in Szentendre on Saturday, Minister of Defence Dr. István Simicskó stated that the Hungarian Defence Forces are set on the path of development again, as the Zrínyi 2026 is the most comprehensive and extensive national defence and armed forces development program of the last 25 years.