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Dr. Tibor Benkő

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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.

The Hungarian Defence Forces purchase two new Airbuses

Ministry of Defence, December 21, 2017 1:00 PM

Speaking at a press conference in Budapest on Wednesday, Minister of Defence Dr. István Simicskó announced that the Hungarian Defence Forces (HDF) purchase two A319 Airbuses, adding that the planes will enter service with the HDF.

Military pilot training to resume in Hungary after twenty years

Ministry of Defence, December 21, 2017 12:58 PM

In the program of Hungarian TV channel M1 on Tuesday, Brig.-Gen. József Koller, the commander of the HDF Szolnok Helicopter Base said that after twenty years, the training of military pilots and air traffic controllers is to resume in Hungary at the National University of Public Service and the Szolnok air base.

Minister of Defence on two-day tour of border

Ministry of Defence, December 13, 2017 12:59 PM

Minister of Defence Dr. István Simicskó visited military personnel serving in the Great Plain Temporary Special Troops force in the company of Hungarian Defence Force Chief of Staff Major General Dr. Tibor Benkő.

Hungary is one of the world’s safest countries

Ministry of Defence, December 7, 2017 12:50 PM

Thanks to the Hungarian Defence Forces and law enforcement agencies, Hungary is one of the safest countries in the world today, the Defence Minister stated on Wednesday in Budapest at his hearing before Parliament’s Defence and Policing Committee.

EU Ministers sign joint notification on strengthening the EU’s defence dimension

Ministry of Defence, November 14, 2017 11:01 AM

On Monday, ministers from 23 EU member states signed a joint notification on the creation of the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) which is aimed at strengthening the EU’s defence dimension.