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Viktor Orbán: defence industry developments must be continued

Text: honvedelem.hu/MTI | Photo: Szebáld Szakál’s archive photos |  10:31 February 3, 2023

On Thursday, 2 February Prime Minister Viktor Orbán received Armin Papperger, the CEO of the German Rheinmetall AG defence and automotive technology group in the Carmelite Monastery, Budapest, Bertalan Havasi, the Prime Minister’s Press Chief told to Hungarian News Agency MTI.


At the discussion, held with the participation of Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky, it was stated that the Hungarian economy and industry had given an extraordinary performance even last year, which had been the most difficult one in the last three decades. In times of strife and amidst the war in Ukraine, the decision to launch Hungary’s defence industry development program has proven to be a good one.

Viktor Orbán stated that defending Hungary is our most important goal, and therefore the development of the Hungarian Defence Forces and Hungarian defence industry must not slow down despite the crisis caused by the European sanctions. Thus, the cooperation between Rheinmetall and the Hungarian state will also continue uninterrupted.