“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.
“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 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.
“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.
Nothing can substitute for or replace the nation states, including Hungary, „nothing but our native land can give us a home”, Defence Minister István Simicskó said at the oath-taking ceremony held in Szentendre after the completion of the basic training of the contingent of soldiers contracted for a fixed term.
The Secretary General of NATO, who will attend the NATO Transformation Seminar to be held in the Hungarian capital, arrived in Budapest on Thursday morning, 23 March.
According to the Minister of Defence, the terrorist attack in London on Wednesday also highlights the fact that we must pay more attention to security and spend more on it.
“Hungary is committed to its membership of NATO and would like to be one of the shapers of joint security”, Minister of Defence István Simicskó said at a press conference on the second day of the NATO Transformation Seminar in Budapest.
Speaking in the opening session of the two-day NATO Transformation Seminar on Wednesday in Budapest, Minister of Defence István Simicskó said that NATO is “the guarantee of security”, and the member states “must think together in order to come up with efficient answers” to the challenges.
The four border protection bases which will serve to accommodate the members of the defence forces taking part in the protection of the southern border have been completed. The last facility was inaugurated in Hercegszántó on Monday.