Ministry of Defence

Dr. Tibor Benkő

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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.

The European Union is wealthy, but it is incapable of protecting its borders

Ministry of Defence, April 28, 2017 9:37 AM

“The European Union may be wealthy, but it is incapable of protecting its external borders”, Minister of Defence István Simicskó said on Hungarian M1 television’s Thursday evening current affairs program.

Minister of Defence discusses security of European Union in Malta

Ministry of Defence, April 27, 2017 5:20 PM

“The European Union must work on being able to guarantee the security of its citizens”, Minister of Defence István Smicskó said on Thursday on Kossuth Radio.

The Hungarian Defence Forces are to contribute more troops to counter-ISIS mission

Ministry of Defence, April 26, 2017 3:35 PM

The government of Hungary proposes that the Hungarian Defence Forces continue their participation in the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State (ISIS), and increase their troop numbers in the Iraqi mission.

Mankind is capable of the vilest inhumanities

Ministry of Defence, April 19, 2017 9:09 PM

“Remembrance must comprehend that mankind is capable of committing the vilest inhumanities against its fellow man”, Minister of Defence István Simicskó said on Wednesday in Budapest at the Holocaust Memorial Centre in Páva Street.

Nothing but our native land can give us a home

Ministry of Defence, April 13, 2017 2:28 PM

Nothing can substitute for or replace the nation states, including Hungary, „nothing but our native land can give us a home”, Defence Minister István Simicskó said at the oath-taking ceremony held in Szentendre after the completion of the basic training of the contingent of soldiers contracted for a fixed term.