Ministry of Defence

Dr. Tibor Benkő

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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.

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.