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We are committed to strengthening defence cooperation

09:58 May 18, 2022

On 17 May, EU Defence Ministers met in Brussels to discuss the implementation of the Strategic Compass, the creation of a Hub for EU Defence Innovation (HEDI), as well as the “Scoping EU defence investment gaps” analysis. Hungary was represented at the EU Foreign Affairs Council (Defence) meeting by Defence State Secretary István Szabó.

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Hungary becomes participating country of NATO StratCom

15:49 April 8, 2022

On 31 March, the Hungarian flag was solemnly raised at the building of NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence in Riga, Latvia.

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Continuing work in a NATO position

11:59 April 1, 2022

Dr. Gergely Németh, Deputy State Secretary for Defence Policy of the Ministry of Defence continues his work in the field of defence policy, but already in a NATO position.

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French memorial room inaugurated

12:05 March 31, 2022

On 29 March, a memorial room dedicated to French prisoners of war who had escaped to Hungary during the Second World War was inaugurated in the Fischl House, Balatonboglár. The event was also attended by Colonel Dr. József András Balogh, Head of Cabinet, Ministry of Defence.

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Defence policy directors meet in London

12:48 March 29, 2022

On 24–25 March, at the invitation of David Hogan-Hern, Director of the Euro-Atlantic Security Directorate at the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence, MoD Deputy State Secretary for Defence Policy Dr. Gergely Németh arrived in London for a two-day visit.

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The refugee crisis poses a challenge to all countries neighboring Ukraine

12:27 March 29, 2022

On 28 March, Defence Minister Dr. Tibor Benkő received in his office Oleg Tulea, Moldova’s ambassador to Budapest on a courtesy call. The primary aim of the visit was to discuss the treatment of the refugee crisis due to the Russo–Ukrainian War, as well as the military cooperation between the two countries.

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Extraordinary Meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence

11:37 March 17, 2022

NATO Ministers of Defence held an extraordinary meeting on Wednesday, 16 March. During the event, they reviewed the status of the initiatives aimed at strengthening NATO’s defence capabilities. In another working session of the meeting – held with the participation of NATO’s distinctive partners, including Ukraine –, they discussed issues relating to the security of NATO’s eastern frontiers.

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Qatari ambassador pays introductory visit

12:16 March 2, 2022

On Tuesday, 1 March Abdullah Falah Al-Dosari, the ambassador of the State of Qatar to Budapest paid an introductory visit to Defence Minister Tibor Benkő.

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Minster of Defence receives Tunisia’s ambassador to Hungary

12:12 March 2, 2022

On 1 March in Budapest, Defence Minister Tibor Benkő received Abdelkarim Hermi, the ambassador of the Republic of Tunisia to Budapest on a courtesy call.

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Minister of Defence holds discussion with British Special Envoy to the Western Balkans

15:46 February 25, 2022

Hungary and the United Kingdom consider it very important to preserve the stability and security of the Western Balkans, which also has a prominent role in Hungarian–British cooperation. Among other things, this topic was on the agenda for discussion between Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, the British Prime Minister’s Special Envoy and Defence Minister Tibor Benkő.