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Dr. Tibor Benkő

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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.

Hungary is one of the safest countries in Europe these days

Ministry of Defence, October 30, 2017 11:24 AM

Speaking in Budapest on 26 October, Minister of Defence Dr. István Simicskó said that the Hungarian Defence Forces are doing their best to guarantee the security of the country; accordingly, soldiers continue to be the first and most important to defence leaders, and their high esteem has strengthened the retention capability of the armed forces.

The V4 supports initiatives aimed at protecting Europe’s external borders

Ministry of Defence, October 19, 2017 4:41 PM

“According to the countries of the Visegrád Group, it is important to support initiatives within the European Union that are aimed at protecting Europe’s external borders”, the Ministry of Defence’s Parliamentary State Secretary declared at a joint press conference on Wednesday with his fellow V4 deputy defence ministers in Székesfehérvár.

Minister of Defence receives Israeli delegation

Ministry of Defence, October 18, 2017 10:46 AM

Minister of Defence Dr. István Simicskó received Chairman of the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee Avi Dichter and his Israeli delegation in his office in Budapest on Tuesday, 17 October.

Hungary is one of the safest countries in Europe

Ministry of Defence, October 12, 2017 3:44 PM

Minister of Defence Dr. István Simicskó received the members of a delegation from the United States Senate, headed by Senator Richard Shelby in his office in Budapest on Wednesday.

The “Soros Plan” can do a lot of harm to humankind

Ministry of Defence, September 21, 2017 3:12 PM

Speaking in the Monday evening program of Hungarian M1 TV channel, Minister of Defence István Simicskó stated that the “Soros Plan” is a very bad plan and can do a lot of harm to humankind, but many cannot see or don’t want to see that.

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.