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The Security of the Western Balkans is of Particular Importance to Hungary

15:56 September 14, 2022

The security of the Western Balkans is of particular importance for Hungary, and the Hungarian soldiers participating in the KFOR mission also significantly contribute to this, stated Minister of Defence Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky in Kosovo on Monday, 12th September.

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Only a European Union with strong defence capabilities can cope with security challenges, and Hungary is ready to play a defence role

10:20 August 31, 2022

Hungary supports the creation of a more active European Union, which can provide a quick and effective response to the security challenges of the next period, said Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky at an informal meeting of EU Defence Ministers in Prague. He pointed out that Hungary can significantly contribute to the strengthening of Europe’s defence technological and industrial base, and is carrying out one of the largest military development projects in Eastern Europe.

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Solidarity among NATO member states is highly important in the present situation

11:30 August 2, 2022

Hungary and Lithuania both perceive “close up” the gravity of the Russo-Ukrainian War, and solidarity among NATO member states is highly important in the present security situation. In this spirit, the Hungarian Defence Forces’ Gripen fighter aircraft have already been conducting the Baltic Air Policing mission for the third time, and the Lithuanian minister of defence said thanks for it, Hungarian Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky told the press after his discussions in Lithuania.

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Meeting of Defence Policy Directors in Prague

15:21 July 11, 2022

The Defence Policy Directors of the European Union recently held an informal meeting in Prague to discuss those security challenges and defence issues which the EU must address as soon as possible.

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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.