Ministry of Defence

Dr. Tibor Benkő

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Hungary’s Defence and Military Forces Development Program is a major step forward

Ministry of Defence, July 30, 2020 1:59 PM

Minister of Defence Tibor Benkő called Hungary’s Defence and Military Forces Development Program a major step forward in Hungarian M1 current affairs television on Monday evening, 27 July.

Joint action is required in the interests of European security

Ministry of Defence, July 22, 2020 2:54 PM

Joint action is required in the interests of European security, the Hungarian and Slovakian defence ministers agreed at a meeting on Wednesday in Budapest.

Strong ties connect armies of Germany and Hungary together

Ministry of Defence, July 17, 2020 11:27 AM

Europe’s peace and security are the most important, in preserving which both countries have their own duties and responsibilities, Defence Minister Tibor Benkő said at a joint press conference with German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer held on 16 July in Budapest.

Minister of Defence receives Chairman of NATO Military Committee

Ministry of Defence, July 13, 2020 3:57 PM

“The stability of the Western Balkans is a strategic priority for us”, Minister of Defence Tibor Benkő declared after receiving Chairman of NATO’s Military Committee Air Chief Marshall Sir Stuart Peach for a courtesy visit on 10 July.

German Ambassador makes introductory visit

Ministry of Defence, July 10, 2020 11:44 AM

“Hungarian and German defence policy thinking is extremely similar in its values and direction”, Minister of Defence Tibor Benkő said on Thursday after receiving Germany’s new Ambassador to Budapest Johannes K. Haindl for an introductory visit.

The government is doing everything possible to assure the functioning of transit zones

Ministry of Defence, May 19, 2020 9:17 AM

“The Fidesz-KDNP majority and the government in Hungary are doing everything possible to assure that the fence remains in place and its guarding by military and police personnel continues, and that the transit zones continue to function”, the Ministry of Defence’s Parliamentary State Secretary declared in a statement to public media at the Röszke transit zone on Sunday.

Hungarian soldiers are also playing an active part in containment of epidemic

Ministry of Defence, April 18, 2020 4:13 PM

Hungarian soldiers, too, are playing an active part in the effort to contain the epidemic, Romulusz Ruszin, deputy head of the Defence Forces Operational Group stressed at the Saturday online press conference of the Operational Group responsible for the containment of the coronavirus epidemic.

HDF management staff appear at further enterprises

Ministry of Defence, April 3, 2020 1:09 PM

“Hungarian Defence Force (HDF) management staff have appeared at further enterprises”, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement to Hungarian news agency MTI on Friday. The list includes food industry, shipping and chemical industry companies.

Pressure on medical directors to be reduced by hospital commanders

Ministry of Defence, March 31, 2020 11:15 AM

“The primary task of the hospital commanders, who will be entering service at fifty-one healthcare institutions from 30 March, will be the operation and supervision of the system to ensure that medical directors can concentrate exclusively on patient care and healing”, Minister of Defence Tibor Benkő said on TV2 television’s “Mokka” program on Monday morning.

There is no need to fear the soldiers, but quite the opposite

Ministry of Defence, March 21, 2020 5:06 PM

“On Saturday, over a hundred soldiers will be setting out to the Slovakian and Austrian borders, primarily in the interests of reinforcing the border barrier” Minister of Defence Tibor Benkő said on Hír Tv’s “Hungary Live” show on Friday, confirming the statements made at the press conference following the meeting of the Operational Staff.