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Dr. Tibor Benkő

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The Hungarian defence industry has possibilities again

Ministry of Defence, March 2, 2018 1:29 PM

Speaking at the opening of a professional conference, Minister of Defence István Simicskó emphasized that in accordance with the armed forces development plan of the Hungarian Defence Forces, the Hungarian defence industry, too, has several possibilities and tasks.

Defence cooperation of V4 has gained in strength

Ministry of Defence, February 28, 2018 5:43 PM

The defence cooperation of the V4 has recently gained in strength, the Parliamentary State Secretary of the Defence Ministry stressed on Wednesday in Budapest, at the press conference held as part of the meeting of the deputy defence ministers of the V4 countries.

The Hungarian Defence Forces will be set on a path of growth

Ministry of Defence, February 23, 2018 1:19 PM

Speaking on Hungarian TV channel M1 on Thursday, Minister of Defence István Simicsikó said that under a government decision, the defence budget would reach 2 per cent of the GDP by 2024, which would allow setting the Hungarian Defence Forces on a path of growth.

Consultation of V4 National Armaments Directors in Budapest

Ministry of Defence, February 23, 2018 1:19 PM

The National Armaments Directors of the Visegrád Four (V4) countries recently held a consultation in Budapest. The main topic of the 21–22 February meeting was the strengthening and deepening of cooperation in order to guarantee the security of the region and Europe.

The Hungarian Defence Forces guarantee the security of Hungarians

Ministry of Defence, February 23, 2018 1:17 PM

In his speech delivered in Székesfehérvár on 22 February, Deputy Defence Minister Tamás Vargha, Parliamentary State Secretary of the Ministry of Defence stated that the Hungarian Defence Forces guarantee the security of Hungarian citizens and families.

There is no sovereign state without combat-worthy Hungarian Defence Forces

Ministry of Defence, February 22, 2018 1:45 PM

Speaking at the opening event of the program series “170 years of the Hungarian Defence Forces” held in Budapest on Wednesday, Minister of Defence Dr. István Simicskó stated that an eternal truth is that Hungary cannot be a sovereign state without combat-worthy Hungarian Defence Forces.

The defence of Hungary is an irreplaceable value

Ministry of Defence, February 22, 2018 1:43 PM

Speaking at the gala evening of the program series “170 Years of the Hungarian Defence Forces” on Wednesday evening in Budapest, Minister of Defence Dr. István Simicskó emphasized that the defence of the sovereignty of the Hungarian state and Hungarian citizens and families is an irreplaceable value.

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.