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Meeting of EU Defence Policy Directors in Stockholm

10:49 February 6, 2023

The Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union organized an informal meeting of defence policy directors on 31 January – 1 February in Stockholm. Hungary was represented at the event by Deputy State Secretary for Defence Policy László Hajnik.

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Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky: Peace is of the utmost importance for Hungary and Serbia

18:23 January 23, 2023

Peace is of the utmost importance for Hungary and Serbia alike, and since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, Hungary has been consistently drawn attention to truce and the attainment of peace, while Serbia agrees on the point that war can only bring bad luck for the smaller or medium-sized states of the region, and therefore its soonest possible end is in the interest of both countries, emphasized Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky in Belgrade on Friday, January 20.

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Hungarian Brigadier General gets elected as deputy chairman of board of directors of NATO’s DIANA Network

10:13 December 13, 2022

The Board of Directors of the NATO Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA) network held a meeting on 12 December 2022, where the Hungarian candidate, Brigadier General Dr. Imre Porkoláb, MoD Ministerial Commissioner for Innovation was elected deputy chairman of the Board of Directors.

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Hungarian soldiers safeguard and protect the achievements of the Dayton Peace Agreement

13:21 December 7, 2022

Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky recently paid a visit to the Hungarian contingent of the EUFOR mission in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

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Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky: by building a strong military force, we defend Hungarian people and thereby strengthen NATO as well

15:42 December 2, 2022

The world is on the threshold of a new era of security and defence, stated Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky at the Berlin Security Conference (BSC) in Berlin on Thursday, 1 December. The speakers of the event included German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg as well.

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Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky: strengthening defence capabilities is now a priority for all international alliances

10:26 November 18, 2022

The events of the last few days also demonstrate that currently all international alliances consider the strengthening of defence capabilities a priority, stated Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky in Jerusalem, after holding a discussion with Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz.

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In focus: Ukraine and the Balkans

11:09 November 11, 2022

On 8–9 November, Defence Policy Directors from the members states (Austria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Poland in observer status) of the Central European Defence Cooperation (CEDC) met in Reichenau an der Rax, Austria. Hungary was represented at the event by MoD Deputy State Secretary for Defence Policy László Hajnik.

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Tribute to the common past

17:21 October 25, 2022

The memorial to Austro-Hungarian troops in Gallipoli Peninsula Historical National Park, Canakkale, Turkey pays tribute to the common past of Hungary and Turkey, said Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky on Tuesday, 25 October, on the occasion of unveiling – together with Turkish Minister of National Defence Hulusi Akar – a monument to those Austro-Hungarian artillerymen who had fought in defence of the Dardanelles during the First World War.

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SECURITY ISSUES ON THE AGENDA

11:13 October 11, 2022

The Hungarian Deputy State Secretary for Defence Policy of the Ministry of Defence participated in the security policy forum held in Budva, Montenegro. Mr László Hajnik had a discussion with the security experts present at the conference with regional and global trends, and current challenges on its agenda. This year, the main issues of the conference's panel discussions and presentations included – among others – the security challenges affecting the Western Balkan region.

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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.