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Border meeting of Slovak and Hungarian Chiefs of Defence

Text: HDF General Staff | Photo: Photos by the HDF General Staff |  16:33 December 11, 2023

General Gábor Böröndi PhD, Chief of HDF General Staff recently attended a high-level military border meeting in Majorháza at the invitation of General Daniel Zmeko, Chief of Defence of the Slovak armed forces.

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In the context of NATO’s regional plans, the chiefs of defence jointly assessed the security situation of our region as well as the existing and potentially emerging regional security challenges. They discussed the directions of the development of the Hungarian and Slovak armed forces and the military equipment procured by the two countries. They emphasized the importance of a well-organized system of reserve, which has outstanding significance in a potential conflict situation. They agreed on the further strengthening of military-to-military relations, and also on increasing the number of joint training programs and exercises.

They came to agreement on the mutual sharing of experiences about the newly commissioned equipment and the modern capabilities. General Böröndi was informed about Slovakia’s engagement in foreign missions (for example, enhanced Forward Presence, Latvia) and the military support provided by the Slovakians to Ukraine. The members of the Hungarian delegation gave information about the objective of Exercise Adaptive Hussars 2023, its achieved results and the lessons learned, and the recruitment campaign launched as a pilot program for the grenadier battalion equipped with the Lynx combat vehicle as well as the artillery battalion serving with PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzers.