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NATO Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence Session

11:24 January 22, 2024

Between 17–18 January, NATO’s highest Military Authority, the Military Committee met in Brussels. The Hungarian delegation at the meeting was headed by General Dr. Gábor Böröndi, Chief of General Staff, Hungarian Defence Forces.

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National resilience in focus

15:55 December 13, 2023

General Gábor Böröndi PhD, Chief of HDF General Staff and László Hajnik, MoD Deputy State Secretary for Defence Policy recently represented Hungary at the Berlin Security Conference. This year, the annually organized event was built around the theme “Europe and NATO – Enhancing Resolve and Resilience”.

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Border meeting of Slovak and Hungarian Chiefs of Defence

16:33 December 11, 2023

General Gábor Böröndi PhD, Chief of HDF General Staff recently attended a high-level military border meeting in Majorháza at the invitation of General Daniel Zmeko, Chief of Defence of the Slovak armed forces.

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Defence planning at the level of the Alliance

13:54 December 7, 2023

In late November, a delegation from the NATO Allied Joint Force Command – Brunssum paid a visit to Hungary with the main theme of synchronizing NATO regional and Hungarian national defence plans.

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COMEUFOR’s preparation on the home stretch

10:20 December 5, 2023

With the Hungarian EUFOR Commander’s year 2024 approaching, the pre-deployment training of the personnel to travel abroad is slowly nearing completion. The same goes for the EUFOR Commander’s position, but besides the traditional tasks such as reporting on the readiness status and the farewell ceremony of the contingent, there are also several high-level meetings on the agenda for the weeks before deployment.

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Building military-to-military relations with Bosnia-Herzegovina is in our common interest

11:56 December 4, 2023

In the last days of November, a professional delegation from the Ministry of Defence and the Joint Staff of the armed forces of Bosnia-Herzegovina paid a visit to Hungary at the invitation of Lieutenant General Ferenc Kajári, Deputy Chief of HDF General Staff. The upcoming change of command of EUFOR Operation Althea in the Balkans state – where a Hungarian general will become commander of the European Union’s military operation as of January 2024 – gave a special topicality to their stay here.

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Hungarian colonel receives Knight’s Cross

11:41 December 4, 2023

On 28 November, France’s ambassador to Hungary Claire Legras decorated Colonel Dr. József András Balogh, Legal and Administrative Chief of the HDF General Staff with the Knight’s Cross of the National Order of Merit (Ordre national du Mérite) of France.

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Defence Attachés’ Visits at the HDF General Staff

16:45 November 28, 2023

Lieutenant General Ferenc Kajári, Deputy Chief of HDF General Staff received the new Italian defence attaché and the Greek defence, military and air attaché in the framework of an accreditation visit.

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Preparing Hungarian Commander of EUFOR visits France

10:10 November 24, 2023

On November 20, Major General László Sticz PhD, the next commander of Operation Althea of the European Union Force (EUFOR) paid a visit to Paris, heading a delegation. The aim of the visit was to learn about the details of the French engagement in Bosnia-Herzegovina and about the French–Bosnian relations.

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Qatari Delegation in Hungary

11:47 November 23, 2023

The eight-member delegation of the Qatar Armed Forces arrived for a five-day visit to Hungary on Tuesday, 21 November. The delegation headed by Brigadier General Dr. Yusuf Ahmed al-Kayed was received by General Dr. Gábor Böröndi, Chief of HDF General Staff in his office.