Hungary and Lithuania both perceive “close up” the gravity of the Russo-Ukrainian War, and solidarity among NATO member states is highly important in the present security situation. In this spirit, the Hungarian Defence Forces’ Gripen fighter aircraft have already been conducting the Baltic Air Policing mission for the third time, and the Lithuanian minister of defence said thanks for it, Hungarian Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky told the press after his discussions in Lithuania.
Speaking about his discussion in Vilnius with Lithuanian Minister of National Defence Avydas Anušauskas, Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky said that he and his partner agree that the decisions taken at NATO’s Madrid Summit are historic, and that both countries should continue the development of their armed forces in the interest of reinforcing the eastern flank of the Alliance.
During the meeting, it was stated that both countries are facing serious challenges due to the strengthening illegal migration. To share with each other the lessons learned in the field of border security, the Hungarian minister of defence has invited the Lithuanian minister of national defence to pay a visit to Hungary.