Minister of Defence Dr. István Simicskó received Russian Deputy Minister of Defence Yuriy Ivanovich Borisov for a courtesy visit in Budapest on Wednesday, 1 February.

The Russian Deputy Defence Minister is in Budapest as a member of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s delegation, who will be arriving in Budapest tomorrow. During the meeting, in addition to defence policy and defence-related economic relations, the parties also discussed bilateral military cooperation and the maintenance of military graves.

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During the courtesy visit, Minster of Defence Simicskó stressed that Hungary is counting on continued fair cooperation with Russia, as occurred with regard to the refurbishing of Mi-17 transport helicopters.