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Albanian–Hungarian Defence Policy Directors’ Meeting

Text: Ministry of Defence | Photo: Warrant Officer Lajos Szabó |  10:19 February 27, 2024

László Hajnik, MoD Deputy State Secretary for Defence Policy received his Albanian counterpart, Defence Policy Director Gjergji Methoxha and his delegation within the framework of an official visit in Budapest on 22 and 23 February.


During the discussions, the defence policy directors covered the current security policy challenges, paying particular attention to the issues of the Western Balkans and as NATO members, the challenges affecting member states.


The two sides agreed that NATO membership is especially important for their countries – Hungary is celebrating the 25th and Albania the 15th anniversary of its accession this year –, as well as their active contribution to the activities and operations of the Alliance. Due to their geographical location, both countries assume an outstanding role in preserving the peace and security of the Western Balkans region.

During the meeting, the Albanian delegation received information about the Hungarian armed forces development program and the establishment of the reservist system, among others.