Ministry of Defence

Dr. Tibor Benkő

Minister of Defence

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We must be jointly responsible for European security

Ministry of Defence, April 9, 2019 1:01 PM

Minister of Defence Tibor Benkő and Croatian Defence Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Damir Krstičević signed a joint airspace policing agreement and a memorandum of understanding on the establishment of a multinational command on Monday, 8 April in Budapest.

Hungary is increasing its peacekeeping role

Ministry of Defence, April 1, 2019 7:13 PM

Minister of Defence Tibor Benkő attended a meeting of UN defence ministers in New York.

The Government is taking the people’s security seriously

Government, December 13, 2018 3:55 PM

“We are taking the threat of terrorism and the people’s security seriously, and accordingly the Government and the National Security Cabinet have decided that beginning on Thursday the Counter Terrorism Centre (TEK) and military police units from the Hungarian Defence Force will be reinforcing the protection of Christmas fairs”, the Chief Security Advisor to the Prime Minister said at a press conference in Budapest on Thursday.

Without strong defence forces there is no strong country

Ministry of Defence, December 13, 2018 12:41 PM

Today in Parliament we have adopted two important laws which will elevate the cause of defence, and will result in the transformation and reinforcement of the Hungarian Defence Forces and the development of an efficient and modern army”, Szilárd Németh said at a press conference.

Defence legislative package for Hungary’s security

Ministry of Defence, November 30, 2018 12:52 PM

After the consultations with parliamentary parties regarding the proposed defence legislative package scheduled for Thursday, the Defence Minister found it objectionable that the opposition parties have not submitted any motions of amendment in connection with the proposals so far.

EU Defence Ministers stressed importance of NATO and EU cooperation

Ministry of Defence, November 21, 2018 12:39 PM

On 19-20 November the EU Foreign Affairs Council had a ministerial-level meeting in Brussels. At the two-day event Hungary was represented by Defence Minister Dr Tibor Benkő and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó.

V4 cooperation reinforces both the European Union and NATO

Ministry of Defence, November 16, 2018 10:39 AM

Visegrád Group (V4) defence ministers met in the Slovakian resort of Tatranská Lomnica (Tátralomnic) on 14-15 November to discuss current NATO and EU security and defence issues, as well as further opportunities for cooperation between the countries of the V4.

Cooperation between Austria and Hungary gains further strength

Ministry of Defence, October 11, 2018 2:41 PM

Minister of Defence Dr. Tibor Benkő and Austrian Defence Minister Mario Kunasek met for a working lunch in Weiden am See in Burgenland on 8 October.

NATO Defence Ministers had talks in Brussels

Ministry of Defence, October 5, 2018 11:40 AM

A defence minister-level NATO meeting was held in Brussels on 3 and 4 October. The Hungarian delegation travelling to Brussels for the two-day meeting was headed by Defence Minister Dr Tibor Benkő.