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Dr. Tibor Benkő

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We have answers to new types of threats

Ministry of Defence, August 30, 2019 11:51 AM

Hungary continues to remain committed to the concept that the new types of threats that are currently emerging must be managed both with national and multinational solutions.

Defence is a national cause

Ministry of Defence, August 28, 2019 12:12 PM

Defence is a national cause, the Defence Minister stressed outlining details of the Zrínyi 2026 Defence and Military Development Programme on 27 August, Tuesday, at the Veszprém County Government Office.

Hungarian Defence Forces in mourning

Ministry of Defence, August 26, 2019 7:47 PM

One soldier lost his life, and five others were injured in a road accident on 26 August on the section of the M7 motorway near Székesfehérvár. In connection with the tragedy, Defence Minister Tibor Benkő and Brigadier General-Commander of the Hungarian Defence Forces Ferenc Korom held an extraordinary press conference in the evening hours.

Happy Birthday, Hungary! God bless the defenders of the country!

Ministry of Defence, August 21, 2019 2:00 PM


Do not for a single moment forget the noble thoughts enshrined in your oath, Defence Minister Tibor Benkő said at the oath-taking ceremony of military officers held on 20 August, on St. Stephen’s Day, outside the Parliament Building in Budapest.

Migration is a security risk, without security Europe and nations will be lost

Ministry of Defence, July 24, 2019 4:19 PM

Migration is a security risk, and without security Europe and individual nations will be lost, Szilárd Németh, Parliamentary State Secretary of the Ministry of Defence said talking to journalists on Wednesday in Tusnádfürdő.

Victory of Nándorfehérvár sets an example for the whole of Europe

Ministry of Defence, July 22, 2019 4:17 PM

example not only for Hungarians, but equally for the whole of Europe, Deputy Minister Szilárd Németh, Parliamentary State Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, said on 22 July, on the Memorial Day of the victory of Nándorfehérvár at the Statue of Hunyadi in Buda Castle.

United Kingdom is an important supporter of European security

Ministry of Defence, July 19, 2019 8:06 PM

The United Kingdom is an important supporter of European security, and we must therefore support their involvement in the efforts which seek to maintain Europe’s security also in the future, Dr Tibor Benkő, Hungary’s Defence Minister said in London after he met with British Secretary of State for Defence Penny Mordaunt on Wednesday, 17 July.

Defence Minister signs declaration of intent regarding cooperation in London

Ministry of Defence, July 19, 2019 7:05 PM

On Wednesday, 17 July in London, Defence Minister Tibor Benkő signed a declaration of intent regarding cooperation.

Minister of Defence receives Finnish ambassador

Ministry of Defence, July 16, 2019 12:22 PM

Minister of Defence Dr. Tibor Benkő received Finland’s Ambassador to Budapest Markku Virri in his office on Monday, 15 July. Finland is taking over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Romania from 1 July, and its priority tasks include issues relating to security and defence policy.

Next year’s budget will be budget of security

Ministry of Defence, July 11, 2019 8:42 AM

At a press conference held on 10 July in the capital, Deputy Minister Szilárd Németh, Parliamentary State Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, described next year’s budget as a budget of Hungarian families and security.