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Dr. Tibor Benkő

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Pope Francis Commemorates Dead Hungarian War Heroes on the Insonzo Battlefield

Ministry of Defence, September 15, 2014 5:34 PM

On the centenary of the outbreak of World War I, Minister of Defence Csaba Hende and several Hungarian pilgrims visited the battlefield of Isonzo and held a commemoration in the Hungarian cemetery on Saturday, September 13. The politician gave Pope Francis a gift of the Ministry of Defence, after the Head of the Catholic Church celebrated Mass in the military cemetery of Fogliano Redipuglia.

Ministry of Defence did not ask Canadian Department of National Defence to cover training costs of Hungarian pilots

Ministry of Defence, September 5, 2014 11:12 AM

Contrary to the assertions of a Canadian paper “The Ottawa Citizen”, Hungary has always fulfilled its obligations to foot the bill for training its pilots, in line with the current training requirements. The Ministry of Defence has not asked the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) to cover the training cost of Hungarian pilots.

Agreement Signed on the Development of Latvian–Hungarian Military Cooperation

Ministry of Defence, August 30, 2014 12:46 PM

Csaba Hende and Raimonds Vejonis, the Ministers of Defence of the two countries signed an agreement on Thursday in Budapest on the development of military cooperation between Hungary and Latvia.

The czech authorities knew about the T-72 tank transports

Ministry of Defence, August 29, 2014 5:02 PM

Contrary to a communiqué recently issued by the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic, the competent Czech authorities have knowledge of the transportation to the Czech Republic of the T–72 tanks purchased in Hungary, as the Hungarian partner authority had already informed them about it earlier.

Fifty-eight T–72 Tanks Are Transported to the Czech Republic

Ministry of Defence, August 25, 2014 11:49 AM

On Monday, August 25 in the morning hours, Excalibur Defense Ltd commenced transporting 58 T–72 tanks into the area of the Czech Republic. The tanks are withdrawn from service and have been purchased from the Hungarian Defence Forces. The customer is managing the transportation and has all the required licenses for the shipment of military equipment. Press release.

Augmented Hungarian KFOR Contingent Can Start Peacekeeping Mission in Kosovo

Ministry of Defence, August 25, 2014 11:45 AM

The 11th rotation of the augmented Hungarian KFOR (Kosovo Force) Contingent has reached full operational capability (FOC). On August 23, the Hungarian peacekeepers demonstrated, on a validation exercise, their readiness for executing peacekeeping tasks to an international committee.

Hungary to send ammunition to Iraq

Ministry of Defence, August 22, 2014 9:49 AM

Hungary, as a member of the European Union and NATO, will send ammunition to Iraq to assist that country's armed forces in their fight against terrorism.

Discussion about Hungarian–American Cooperation in the Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence, August 19, 2014 12:27 PM

Several elements of Hungarian–American defence and military cooperation were on the agenda of the meeting between the delegations of the Ministry of Defence and the US Congress.

One Hundred and Nineteen Military Officer Graduates Receive their Diplomas

Ministry of Defence, August 18, 2014 3:04 PM

“We must be ready to give appropriate responses to all challenges”, Minister of Defence Csaba Hende said at the Faculty of Military Science and Officer Training of the National University of Public Service, where 119 graduates received their diplomas on Monday.

Commissioning Ceremony, Fireworks, Hungarian Flavors on the Day of King Saint Stephen

Ministry of Defence, August 11, 2014 4:45 PM

This year too, visitors can participate in a number of colorful state programs on August 20, Hungary’s national holiday. In 2014 for the first time, the MoD National Event Management Office is responsible for organizing the series of events.