Ministry of Defence

Dr. Tibor Benkő

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Cooperation for security

Ministry of Defence, July 6, 2017 10:01 AM

The first word that comes to mind about what we’ve seen here is cooperation. We’ve seen a clear proof of it, and I’d like to congratulate each soldier who participated in the preparation and the demonstration because they practice their profession at a high level by high standards, Deputy Minister Tamás Vargha, Parliamentary State Secretary of the Ministry of Defence said at the Distinguished Visitors’ Day of Exercise Szentes Axe 2017 in Győr on Wednesday, 5 July.

Head of State of Egypt arrives in Hungary for an official visit

Ministry of Defence, July 3, 2017 10:50 AM

On Sunday, 2 July in the evening hours, on behalf of the government of Hungary, Minister of Defence Dr. István Simicskó received Head of State of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and the delegation headed by him at Liszt Ferenc International Airport, Budapest.

Ministers Discuss European Defence Fund in Brussels

Ministry of Defence, June 30, 2017 1:26 PM

On Thursday, 29 June, Deputy Minister of Defence Tamás Vargha attended the meeting of NATO ministers of defence in Brussels.

The military attaché network is to be developed

Ministry of Defence, June 27, 2017 4:25 PM

Speaking at the annual conference of defence, military and air attachés, Minister of Defence Dr. István Simicskó announced that the developments occurring in all areas of the Hungarian Defence Forces will involve the continuing expansion of the military attaché network as well.

Central Europe stands united against mass illegal migration

Ministry of Defence, June 20, 2017 9:02 AM

On Monday, 19 June, a discussion took place in Prague on the role of the Central European Defence Cooperation (CEDC) in managing mass illegal migration.

Austrian Defence Minister arrives in Hungary for border visit

Ministry of Defence, June 17, 2017 3:30 PM

On Friday, 16 June in Hódmezővásárhely, Minister of Defence Dr. István Simicskó received his Austrian counterpart, Austrian Minister of Defence and Sports Hans Peter Doskozil.

The expansion of the Iraqi mission is an important decision

Ministry of Defence, June 14, 2017 10:40 AM

“The decision to increase Hungary’s contribution to the fight against the Islamic State terrorist organisation is an important decision with regard to the security of both the Hungarian people and Europe”, the Ministry of Defence’s Parliamentary State Secretary said.

Centenary of the First World War – Green light given to war grave restoration program worth HUF 2 billion

Ministry of Defence, June 2, 2017 1:17 PM

Payments have started from a HUF 2 billion grant scheme dedicated to the restoration of war graves and heroes’ memorial sites of Hungarian soldiers who lost their lives in the First World War.

István Simicskó attends NATO summit in Brussels

Ministry of Defence, May 26, 2017 1:53 PM

On Thursday, 25 May – as a member of the Prime Minister’s delegation and in company of the minister of foreign affairs and trade – Minister of Defence of Hungary Dr. István Simicskó attended the meeting of NATO Heads of State and Government in Brussels.

We must fight for the survival of the Hungarian nation

Ministry of Defence, May 19, 2017 2:57 PM

Speaking at the central ceremony of the Ministry of Defence on the occasion of the Hungarian Defence Forces’ Day, Minister of Defence István Simicskó emphasized that the greatest challenge in the 21st century is the protection of the homeland, Hungary, the survival of the nation.