On 6 May, Lieutenant General Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi PhD, Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces held a discussion in Slovenia with Major General Robert Glavaš, Chief of the General Staff of the Slovenian Armed Forces on tightening Slovenian–Hungarian bilateral military cooperation. During the official visit, the two sides discussed the tasks related to the Russo-Ukrainian War that affects the two countries as well, and the possibilities for expanding the scope of bilateral military cooperation between Slovenia and Hungary.
“In response to the events of the war in Ukraine, Hungary has launched its largest-ever humanitarian aid action, in which the Hungarian Defence Forces are also playing an important role. The Hungarian border crossing points continue operating at full capacity, and our country provides logistic support for maintaining the humanitarian corridor. Beyond an EUR +20 million worth financial assistance, Hungary has also supplied medical equipment to Ukraine, and transported life-saving equipment from the rescEU strategic reserve to Moldova. The government provides those fleeing the war with free medical care, rail tickets, and schooling for the children in Hungary. Furthermore, the Hungarian subprogramme of the “Students at Risk” initiative gives 1000 students a chance to continue their studies”, said Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi PhD at the meeting.
“Expanding the scope of bilateral cooperation between our countries offers the Hungarian Defence Forces forward-looking opportunities. Slovenia has special knowledge, and the geographical endowment of the country as well as the technical preparedness of its armed forces enrich our soldiers’ capabilities with new experiences”, pointed out Lieutenant General Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi PhD, Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces.
The Chief of Defence of the Slovenian Armed Forces called the Hungarian–Slovenian military-to-military relations exemplary, with special regard to the effectiveness of joint international cooperation and the tasks of the special operations forces. He spoke highly of the National Defence and Armed Forces Development Program and its results achieved so far.
During the meeting, the two sides agreed to tighten the military cooperation between Slovenia and Hungary, and continue sharing their experiences with each other in the future.
Lieutenant General Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi PhD thanked the Force Command of the Slovenian Armed Forces for its invitation to the international Exercise TRIGLAV STAR 2022, which will be held in the mountains of Slovenia in September.