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Dr. Tibor Benkő

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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.

The Hungarian Defence Forces must respond to future challenges

Ministry of Defence, May 18, 2017 11:27 AM

In a lecture delivered at Pannon University in Veszprém on Wednesday, Minister of Defence István Simicskó stated that the Hungarian Defence Forces must find responses to future challenges, because that is how the security of Hungarian people can be guaranteed.

The Visegrád defence cooperation is intensive

Ministry of Defence, May 12, 2017 1:59 PM

Parliamentary State Secretary and Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Defence Tamás Vargha held discussions on the strengthening of defence cooperation among the Visegrád Four (V4) countries in Krakow, Poland.

Hungarian troop level may increase to 200 in counter-ISIS coalition

Ministry of Defence, May 5, 2017 11:37 AM

Speaking in Parliament, MoD Parliamentary State Secretary Tamás Vargha said that the draft resolution submitted to the National Assembly requiring two-third majority vote would authorize the Hungarian Defence Forces to continue their activities with more troops – at most 200 personnel (400 in rotation periods) – in Iraq until 31 December 2019.

Discussion about Slovak–Hungarian defence cooperation in Budapest

Ministry of Defence, May 4, 2017 4:37 PM

On Thursday, 4 May the ministers of defence of Slovakia and Hungary met in Budapest to discuss issues in security policy, the Visegrád Four (V4) cooperation, illegal migration and the military-to-military relations between the two countries.

Hungarian military personnel are continuing to play an active part in border protection

Ministry of Defence, May 1, 2017 5:04 PM

The Hungarian Defence Force has been actively participating in handing the situation caused by mass migration and in border protection from the very beginning, and continues to do so. On the orders of Minister of Defence Dr. István Simicskó, the military personnel on duty along the border will continue to assist the work of Police as requested and to the extent required even after the completion of the second border security fence.