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Twenty years of MNCG

Text: HDF CIOC | Photo: cimicgroup.org |  11:54 March 31, 2022

The 37th edition of the international meeting called Coordinating Committee (CC), made up by the six Participating Nations (PNs) representatives of the Multinational CIMIC Group (MNCG) was recently held in Italy. The Hungarian Defence Forces were represented by Brigadier General János Somogyi, Head of Operations Directorate, Hungarian Defence Forces Command; Colonel Péter Balogh, Commander, HDF Cyber and Information Operations Centre (HDF CIOC), as well as by Lieutenant Colonel István Guba, Head of Department (cyber defence), Service Inspectorate, Hungarian Defence Forces Command.

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High on the agenda of the meeting was the fact that the leaders ratified the renewed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which is the legal agreement, underlying the constitution of the unit specialized in civil-military cooperation, unique in the world for its use and mission. The participants of the meeting discussed the new geopolitical challenges as well.

The Commander of the MNCG, Colonel Mattia Zutti expressed his satisfaction in being witness of the renewal of the MoU to formally celebrate the 20 years since the establishment of the MNCG. The meeting takes place twice a year with the aim of coordinating the efforts and common commitment of the six nations representing the MNCG.

The next CIMIC Units Commanders’ Conference will take place from 27 to 29 June, also in Italy.