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Dr. Tibor Benkő

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Memorial to Hungarian soldiers assisting 1944 Warsaw uprising is inaugurated in Warsaw

Ministry of Defence, September 21, 2017 3:08 PM

On Tuesday, speaking at the inauguration ceremony of a memorial to Hungarian soldiers assisting Polish insurgents in Warsaw, Deputy Minister of Defence Tamás Vargha, Parliamentary State Secretary of the Ministry of Defence pointed out that although they were fighting on the side opposing the Poles, Hungarian soldiers played a positive role during the Warsaw Uprising in 1944, in the spirit of thousand-year-old friendship.

The complete security of Hungary must be guaranteed

Ministry of Defence, September 20, 2017 12:16 PM

Speaking in a phone interview to Hungarian news agency MTI on the closing day of the international military exercise conducted in Lower Austria, Minister of Defence István Simicskó stated that we must respect each other and all cultures, but at the same time, we must guarantee the complete security of our citizens and Hungary as well.

Judo World Championships begin

Ministry of Defence, August 29, 2017 12:23 PM

The 2017 Judo World Championships began in Budapest on Monday, 28 August with a spectacular opening ceremony at the László Papp Sport Arena.

István Simicskó and his Serbian counterpart discuss migration and opportunities for military cooperation

Ministry of Defence, August 21, 2017 11:31 AM

“We will be further increasing the exchange of information between the Serbian and the Hungarian armed forces, so that we can counter illegal migration and terrorism more effectively”, Minister of Defense István Simicskó emphasized on Saturday, 19 August in Subotica following discussions with his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vulin.

Our homeland is an irreplaceable value

Ministry of Defence, August 21, 2017 11:30 AM

“Our homeland is an irreplaceable value to all of us”, Minister of Defence István Simicskó emphasized in his speech at the officer commissioning ceremony held on Sunday 20 August on Kossuth Lajos Square outside Budapest’s Parliament Building.

Hungary is committed to Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic integration

Ministry of Defence, July 26, 2017 1:34 PM

Deputy Defence Minister Tamás Vargha received Georgian Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Victor Dolidze in his office on Wednesday, 26 July 2017 in Budapest.

The Government is committed to reinforcing the army

Ministry of Defence, July 26, 2017 11:00 AM

“It is the Government’s decided goal to reinforce the Hungarian Defence Force, which guarantees Hungary’s security”, the Minister of Defence István Simicskó said at an event to mark the major refurbishment of the army’s fleet of Mi-17 transport helicopters.

Hungary assumes leadership of V4 defence cooperation

Ministry of Defence, July 14, 2017 1:11 PM

On 13 July, defence ministers of the Visegrád Group (V4) countries met in Warsaw to coordinate the direction of V4 cooperation on defence policy and on the transfer of the Group’s rotating presidency.

Minister of Defence pays tribute in Hungarian military cemeteries of Russia

Ministry of Defence, July 10, 2017 3:19 PM

On the second day of his visit to the Don Bend in Russia, Minister of Defence Dr. István Simicskó paid tribute at a WWII memorial and in the two Hungarian central military cemeteries.

The Hungarian Defence Forces are set on the path of development again

Ministry of Defence, July 10, 2017 3:19 PM

Speaking at the NCO graduation ceremony in Szentendre on Saturday, Minister of Defence Dr. István Simicskó stated that the Hungarian Defence Forces are set on the path of development again, as the Zrínyi 2026 is the most comprehensive and extensive national defence and armed forces development program of the last 25 years.