Ministry of Defence

Dr. István Simicskó

Minister of Defence

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Nothing but our native land can give us a home

Nothing but our native land can give us a homeApril 13, 2017

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. Photos: Gergely Botár/kormany.hu
Border protection base of Hungarian Defence Forces completed in Kelebia

Border protection base of Hungarian Defence Forces completed in KelebiaFebruary 7, 2017

Speaking at a press conference held in Kelebia, Bács-Kiskun County, Chief of Defence Gen. Dr. Tibor Benkő announced that the Kelebia border protection base of the Hungarian Defence Forces has been completed, and the installations at Bácsalmás, Madaras and Hercegszántó are expected to be finished by the spring. Photo: Károly Árvai / Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister
The security of Hungarians must be guaranteed at the highest possible level

The security of Hungarians must be guaranteed at the highest possible levelOctober 26, 2016

Speaking in Szolnok on Tuesday, 25 October, Minister of Defence Dr. István Simicskó emphasized that in addition to creating the legal conditions, the people’s security can be guaranteed through effective cooperation among the law enforcement and security organizations. Photo: Károly Árvai/kormany.hu
Terrorist attacks may occur anytime in Hungary too

Terrorist attacks may occur anytime in Hungary tooSeptember 21, 2016

In Újdörögd on Tuesday, Minister of Defence István Simicskó said that terrorist attacks may occur anytime in Hungary too, so we an increased number of exercises are needed to be conducted that enable us to provide effective security. Photo: Károly Árvai/kormany.hu
Defence Minister bids farewell to troops to leave for Iraq and Kosovo missions

Defence Minister bids farewell to troops to leave for Iraq and Kosovo missionsAugust 2, 2016

Minister of Defence István Simicskó has bidden farewell in Tata to close to 500 Hungarian troops to deploy with foreign missions, and presented the personnel serving at the borders with Service Medals for Handling the Migration Crisis. Photo: Boglárka Bodnár/MTI
The country can only survive if we have an army

The country can only survive if we have an armyAugust 20, 2015

Hungary’s history of over a thousand years has proved that we can only survive if we have an army, a defence force, Defence Minister Csaba Hende pointed out in his welcome speech delivered at the military inauguration ceremony held on 20 August at Kossuth Lajos tér outside the Parliament Building. Photos: Gergely Botár