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Dr. Tibor Benkő

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Cooperation between Austria and Hungary gains further strength

Ministry of Defence, October 11, 2018 2:41 PM

Minister of Defence Dr. Tibor Benkő and Austrian Defence Minister Mario Kunasek met for a working lunch in Weiden am See in Burgenland on 8 October.

NATO Defence Ministers had talks in Brussels

Ministry of Defence, October 5, 2018 11:40 AM

A defence minister-level NATO meeting was held in Brussels on 3 and 4 October. The Hungarian delegation travelling to Brussels for the two-day meeting was headed by Defence Minister Dr Tibor Benkő.

Europe and nations of the European Union must be capable of protecting their own citizens

Ministry of Defence, August 30, 2018 4:27 PM

Europe and nations of the European Union must be capable of protecting their own citizens, Defence Minister Tibor Benkő stressed at the two-day meeting of defence ministers of Member States of the European Union held in Vienna.

A strong defence force is necessary for peace

Ministry of Defence, August 23, 2018 8:35 AM

We have seen time and time again during Hungarian history that peace is a very fragile thing, it must be protected and defended, the Minister of Defence stressed in his welcome speech at the oath-taking ceremony of officers held on 20 August, Monday, in Kossuth Lajos tér outside the Parliament Building.

The heroism of Nándorfehérvár is still needed today

Ministry of Defence, July 23, 2018 11:47 AM

“The heroism displayed at the victory at the Battle of Nándorfehérvár in 1456 is still needed today”, the Ministry of Defence’s Parliamentary State Secretary, Szilárd Németh said on Sunday in Budapest on the anniversary of the famous Siege of Belgrade.

Soldiers serve to preserve peace

Ministry of Defence, July 12, 2018 1:24 PM

Soldiers do not prepare for war; they enter into service for the maintenance and preservation of security and peace, Defence Minister Tibor Benkő stressed at the oath-taking ceremony of non-commissioned officers in Budapest.

Hungary supports the development of European defence capabilities

Ministry of Defence, June 26, 2018 10:41 AM

“Hungary supports all initiatives aimed at developing European defence capabilities”, Minister of Defence Tibor Benkő said on Monday in Luxembourg at a joint meeting of European Union foreign and defence ministers.

Hungary’s security comes first

Ministry of Defence, June 11, 2018 10:17 AM

“The security of the Hungarian people is the Government’s top priority, and this is why it has begun the total reorganisation and development of the Hungarian Defence Force”, Minister of Defence Tibor Benkő declared at NATO’s headquarters in Brussels on Friday.

Most important goal of next year’s budget is to preserve country’s security and to strengthen border protection

Ministry of Defence, June 6, 2018 1:11 PM

In addition to reducing taxes, boosting the economy, strengthening families and implementing a demographic programme, the most important goal of next year’s budget will be to preserve the country’s sovereignty and to strengthen border protection, for the purposes of which we will allocate a significant amount of funds, the Parliamentary State Secretary of the Ministry of Defence told the newspaper Magyar Idők. Szilárd Németh also said the Hungarian Defences Forces will be one of the winners of next year’s budget.

Ferenc Korom received his appointment as Chief of Staff

Ministry of Defence, May 16, 2018 4:53 PM

Ferenc Korom received his appointment as Chief of Staff of the Hungarian Defence Forces from President of the Republic János Áder on Wednesday in the Parliament Building, in Budapest.