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Black Swan 2022: more, larger, harder

16:39 April 26, 2022

A lot of things have changed since May 2021, and the multinational Special Operations Forces Exercise (SOFEX) Black Swan 2022 will be tracking these changes as well. The preparations and the organization of the exercise are much more challenging, there are more elements involved and the tasks are more complex – the participants will not have an easy time…

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Strengthening Hungarian–French relations

16:14 March 25, 2022

On Wednesday, 23 March a reception coupled with an award ceremony was held at the French ambassador’s residence in Budapest. Among others, MoD Deputy State Secretary for Defence Policy Dr. Gergely Németh was also among the recipients of the decorations. On Thursday, 24 March, Major General Zsolt Sándor, Deputy Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces received the French delegation on an official visit.

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Minister of Defence receives American chargé d’affaires

14:37 February 1, 2022

On Monday, 31 January Defence Minister Dr. Tibor Benkő had a discussion with U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, a. i. Marc Dillard.

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Defence industry cooperation, migration and the Ukraine–Russia tension

08:48 January 31, 2022

On Friday, 28 January the meeting of the defence and law enforcement committees of the parliaments of the V4 countries and Slovenia took place in Kölcsey Centre, Debrecen. The speakers of the meeting, among others, included Lieutenant General Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi PhD, Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces as well.

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Defence industry cooperation, migration and the Ukraine–Russia tension

07:59 January 31, 2022

On Friday, 28 January the meeting of the defence and law enforcement committees of the parliaments of the V4 countries and Slovenia took place in Kölcsey Centre, Debrecen. The speakers of the meeting, among others, included Lieutenant General Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi PhD, Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces as well.

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We must preserve and cherish their memory

14:55 January 24, 2022

“The Hungarian people will preserve and cherish the soldiers’ memory forever”, said Defence Minister Tibor Benkő in Hejce on 19 January. Speaking at a military honors ceremony, the minister of defence of Hungary underlined that soldiers offer the noblest thing, their own lives for their nation, which is why we must think of them with pride.

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Our homeland owes the soldiers recognition and thanks

13:33 December 15, 2021

On Tuesday, 14 December President of Hungary János Áder paid a visit to the Force Headquarters of EUFOR Operation Althea in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. The head of state’s entourage included Defence Minister Dr. Tibor Benkő and Lieutenant General Dr. Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi, Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces, who also visited the Hungarian soldiers serving in a foreign mission during the holiday season.

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Our homeland owes the soldiers recognition and thanks

13:20 December 15, 2021

On Tuesday, 14 December President of Hungary János Áder paid a visit to the Force Headquarters of EUFOR Operation Althea in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. The head of state’s entourage included Defence Minister Dr. Tibor Benkő and Lieutenant General Dr. Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi, Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces, who also visited the Hungarian soldiers serving in a foreign mission during the holiday season.

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Past, present and future in Hungary–U.S. relations

13:33 December 14, 2021

On Monday, 13 December, lectures and a mutual exchange of ideas were organized on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Hungary–U.S. diplomatic relations at the Ludovika Campus of the National University of Public Service, Budapest. State Secretary for Defence István Szabó delivered a welcome speech at the ceremonial event.

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Chief of Staff of Hungarian Defence Forces Command receives Spain’s ambassador and Spanish defence attaché to Budapest

13:37 December 1, 2021

On Tuesday, 30 November Lieutenant General Zoltán Mihócza, Chief of Staff, Hungarian Defence Forces Command received in his office Spanish Ambassador HE Ms. Anunciada Fernández de Córdova and Colonel Juan Escrigas Rodríguez, Spain’s defence attaché accredited to Budapest. The visit is an outstanding one because it was almost ten years ago that the last military meeting at such a high level took place between the two countries.