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Dr. Tibor Benkő

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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.

It is our duty to bow our heads before our heroes

Ministry of Defence, July 3, 2019 9:42 AM

“One hundred years after the end of the First World War, it is the duty of all of us to bow our heads before our heroes, to maintain their final resting places in a worthy state, and to commemorate them with respect and reverence”, the Ministry of Defence’s Parliamentary State Secretary Szilárd Németh said on Friday 28 June at the official inauguration of the refurbished military plot and memorials at the Holy Trinity Cemetery in Gyula.

Western Balkans region continues to remain main area of peacekeeping responsibilities

Ministry of Defence, July 2, 2019 1:39 PM

The Western Balkans region continues to remain the main area of Hungary’s peacekeeping responsibilities, the Defence Minister said on Tuesday in Budapest.

Czech Defence Minister visits Hungary

Ministry of Defence, June 25, 2019 1:07 PM

Minister of Defence Tibor Benkó received his Czech counterpart with full military honours on Heroes’ Square in Budapest on Friday 21 June, following which the parties held a joint press conference at the Hotel Hadik after holding negotiations. Mr. Benkő stressed that cooperation between the Czech and Hungarian military is extremely good.

Defence Minister presented his annual report

Ministry of Defence, June 19, 2019 12:30 PM

Defence Minister Tibor Benkő mainly spoke about the security situation and the development of the defence forces at the annual hearing held by Parliament’s National Security and Defence and Policing Committees on 18 June, Tuesday, in the capital.

Hungarian Defence Force’s Cyber Training Centre officially inaugurated

Ministry of Defence, June 14, 2019 8:44 AM

“Countering the threats that appear in cyberspace requires up-to-date, high quality training. The Hungarian Defence Force’s Cyber Training Centre will provide this training to soldiers”, it was stated on 13 June in Szentendre at the official inauguration of the institution.

Defence spending to break all previous records

Ministry of Defence, June 11, 2019 4:01 PM

Deputy Defence Minister Szilárd Németh held a press conference on the Ministry of Defence’s and Hungarian Defence Force’s budget for 2020.