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Defence Attachés’ Visits at the HDF General Staff

Text: HDF General Staff | Photo: Warrant Officer Lajos Szabó |  16:45 November 28, 2023

Lieutenant General Ferenc Kajári, Deputy Chief of HDF General Staff received the new Italian defence attaché and the Greek defence, military and air attaché in the framework of an accreditation visit.

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Colonel Filippo Di Stefano, new Italian defence attaché accredited to Hungary, seizing the opportunity upon visiting Lieutenant General Kajári, expressed his pleasure at the establishment of the new Budapest-based attaché office. During the discussion, Colonel Di Stefano was informed about the current force modernization of the HDF, as well as about the details of the recruitment campaign for the operation of the new military equipment.

Besides, Lieutenant General Kajári gave thanks for the outstanding attitude of the Italian unit serving in the multinational NATO Forward Land Force, which had contributed to the conduct of the multinational Exercise Adaptive Hussars 23 in the recent past. In the framework of the discussion, both parties emphasized the significance of continuing the bilateral military cooperation between the two countries.

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During his discussion with Captain Evangelos Ekatommatis (colonel), Belgrade-based Greek defence, military and air attaché accredited to Budapest, Lieutenant General Kajári underlined the importance of developing the Greek-Hungarian bilateral military relations. He emphasized the exemplary cooperation between the peacekeeping training centres and the significance of the partnership in the field of Counter-Improvised Explosive Devices (C-IED). The Greek-Hungarian staff-level discussion planned for the spring of 2024 will also provide a good opportunity for exploring further cooperation opportunities.

Colonel Ekatommatis was also informed about the current force modernization process of the HDF and the largest-scale Hungarian exercise of the past decades. During the discussion, the parties agreed on the importance of the stability of the West Balkan regarding the security of Europe.

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