Hungary considers ceasefire the only way to end the war
11:49 May 24, 2023
Instead of arms supplies, Hungary considers ceasefire the only way to end the war, stated Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky in Brussels on Tuesday, 23 May.
Pope Francis: peoples need peace and a future full of cradles not tombs
13:22 May 2, 2023
At the end of the Holy Mass celebrated in Kossuth Square, Budapest on Sunday, 30 April, Pope Francis asked world leaders to build peace, praying for a future full of cradles not tombs. The ceremony held by the head of the Roman Catholic Church was also attended by, among others, President of Hungary Katalin Novák, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, Speaker of Parliament László Kövér and Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky.
Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky: We have managed to evacuate 32 people, among them seven Hungarians from Sudan
12:28 April 27, 2023
In the early morning hours of 27 April, an A319 military transport aircraft of the Hungarian Defence Forces landed on the base of the HDF 101st Aviation Wing in Kecskemét, carrying on board 32 Hungarian and foreign citizens evacuated from civil war-stricken Sudan. The passengers of the plane were received by Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky, MoD Cabinet Chief Zsolt Barthel-Rúzsa and Lieutenant General Zsolt Sándor, Deputy Chief of General Staff, Hungarian Defence Forces.
Hungary takes its defence industrial cooperation with Serbia to a new level
11:58 April 24, 2023
On Saturday, 22 April Prime Minister Viktor Orbán conducted negotiations with Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić: the main topic of their discussion was the deepening of defence industrial cooperation between the two countries, the Prime Minister’s Press Chief Bertalan Havasi told Hungarian News Agency MTI.
Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky: We are bringing Hungarians home from Sudan
11:41 April 24, 2023
The situation in Sudan has made it necessary to bring Hungarians home from Sudan with the coordination of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and with the participation of the Counter Terrorism Centre, using the capacities of the Hungarian Defence Forces – stated Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky in a video uploaded to his Facebook page on Saturday.
Peace in the Western Balkans is one of Hungary’s most important security policy interests
17:00 March 11, 2023
Peace in the Western Balkans is one of Hungary’s most important security policy interests, since it is at once a guarantee of European peace. To achieve and maintain it is a testing challenge, emphasized Deputy Defence Minister MoD Parliamentary State Secretary Tamás Vargha in Kecskemét on Sunday, 26 March during the welcome home ceremony of the maneuver company of the HDF KFOR Operational Reserve Battalion returning from Kosovo.
Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky: the government is working for the Hungarians’ security in NATO as well
10:22 February 16, 2023
The government of Hungary is working to ensure the security of Hungarians in NATO at a time of war and amid the threats of growing migration pressure, Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky after a two-day Meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence in Brussels on Wednesday, 15 February.
Military doctors are also helping in Türkiye
13:58 February 9, 2023
So far 16 people owe their lives to the Hungarian rescue teams, and the Hungarian contingent participating in the rescue operation in Türkiye is soon to be expanded, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó wrote on Wednesday, 8 February.
Hunor Hungarian Rescue Team Helps in Türkiye
11:11 February 7, 2023
On Monday, the Hunor Hungarian Rescue Team left Budapest for Türkiye, to help those affected by the earthquake.
Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky: It is important to have sincere and open dialogue with our neighbors
16:28 February 3, 2023
“It is important that neighboring countries engage in close, direct, sincere and open dialogue with each other beyond the international organizations as well” – stated the Minister of Defence after holding a discussion with his Slovenian counterpart in Budapest on Friday, 3 February.