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Dr. István Simicskó

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Meeting of NATO Defence Ministers in Brussels

Ministry of Defence, February 16, 2018 12:07 PM

The Defence Ministers of the North Atlantic Alliance held their meeting in Brussels on 14–15 February. The Hungarian delegation from Budapest was headed by Deputy Minister of Defence Tamás Vargha. At the venue, Hungary’s ambassador to NATO Péter Sztáray joined the delegation.

The Hungarian Defence Forces guarantee the security of Hungarians

Ministry of Defence, February 16, 2018 12:06 PM

Speaking at the annual assessment and tasking leadership conference, Minister of Defence István Simicskó pointed out that the Hungarian Defence Forces guarantee the security of Hungarian people and families. He stated that today Hungary is among the most secure countries.

Romanian Ambassador makes introductory visit

Ministry of Defence, January 24, 2018 3:34 PM

On 22 January in Budapest, Minister of Defence Dr. István Simicskó received Romanian Ambassador Marius Gabriel Lazurca, who was on an introductory visit to the Ministry.

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.

Military pilot training to resume in Hungary after twenty years

Ministry of Defence, December 21, 2017 12:58 PM

In the program of Hungarian TV channel M1 on Tuesday, Brig.-Gen. József Koller, the commander of the HDF Szolnok Helicopter Base said that after twenty years, the training of military pilots and air traffic controllers is to resume in Hungary at the National University of Public Service and the Szolnok air base.

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.

Hungary is one of the world’s safest countries

Ministry of Defence, December 7, 2017 12:50 PM

Thanks to the Hungarian Defence Forces and law enforcement agencies, Hungary is one of the safest countries in the world today, the Defence Minister stated on Wednesday in Budapest at his hearing before Parliament’s Defence and Policing Committee.

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.

Hungary is one of the safest countries in Europe these days

Ministry of Defence, October 30, 2017 11:24 AM

Speaking in Budapest on 26 October, Minister of Defence Dr. István Simicskó said that the Hungarian Defence Forces are doing their best to guarantee the security of the country; accordingly, soldiers continue to be the first and most important to defence leaders, and their high esteem has strengthened the retention capability of the armed forces.

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.