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Further strengthening cooperation

Text: HDF GS | Photo: archives |  08:56 February 5, 2024

General Dr. Gábor Böröndi, Chief of General Staff Hungarian Defence Forces recently met with Major General Tibor Králik, Commander in Budapest to discuss the tasks ahead of Headquarters Multinational Division Centre (HQ MND-C) as well as the ongoing and future projects.


During the meeting, Major General Králik expressed his appreciation and thanks to the Hungarian side for the support provided so far. The Chief of Defence highlighted that the Hungarian Defence Forces give high priority to the Székesfehérvár-based HQ MND-C – which operates as a NATO Force Structure element – and its development to ensure the achievement of Full Operational Capability (FOC) as soon as possible in the interest of Hungary and the Hungarian people.

The two sides agreed that the only way to attain the objectives is to work together in an efficient cooperation among the three (Hungarian, Slovak, Croatian) framework nations, and for this reason, they intend to coordinate the tasks related to the projects ahead of them at a conference to be organized by HQ MND-C in the near future.

The Hungarian Defence Forces were represented at the meeting by Major General Zoltán Somogyi, Director of Staff, HDF General Staff; Brigadier General Balázs Szloszjár, Commander, HDF General Staff Joint Operations Command and Control Centre; and Major General László Garas, Deputy Commander, Headquarters Multinational Division Centre. Brigadier General Drazen Ressler, Chief of Staff, HQ MND-C also attended the event.

Headquarters Multinational Division Centre (HQ MND-C) is a tactical-level military organization, which ensures the integration of units and capabilities declared to NATO, and is capable of leading them across the whole spectrum of land operations in the interest of cooperation in maintaining Alliance and regional security. HQ MND-C officially achieved Initial Operational Capability (IOC) on 31 March last year, and in addition to the three framework nations, its personnel also include Polish, Italian, German, Romanian, Spanish, Turkish and Slovenian soldiers serving there.