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Minister of Defence receives Spanish ambassador

13:18 December 1, 2021

On Tuesday, November 30 Defence Minister Dr. Tibor Benkő received in his office Spain’s ambassador to Budapest HE Ms. Anunciada Fernández de Córdova. Also present at the meeting was Colonel A. Escrigas Rodríguez, the new Spanish defence attaché accredited to Hungary.

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Tibor Benkő holds discussion with USSOCOM Commander

13:40 November 19, 2021

Defence Minister Tibor Benkő recently received General Richard D. Clarke, Commanding General, United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) on a courtesy call. The meeting took place in the framework of the conference “Resistance and Resilience Concept” in Stefánia Palace, Budapest on Thursday, 18 November.

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EU defence ministerial and V4+ meeting in Brussels

10:39 November 17, 2021

On 15–16 November the defence ministers of the European Union met in Brussels, where Hungary was represented by Defence Minister Tibor Benkő. Prior to the defence ministers’ plenary sessions, the defence ministers of the Visegrád Four countries met with their counterpart, French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly. The discussion was the first ministerial-level meeting of the Hungarian V4 presidency in V4+ format.

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Hungarian–Turkish cooperation keeps strengthening

09:41 November 12, 2021

On Thursday, 11 November, as a member of the delegation headed by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, Minister of Defence Tibor Benkő attended the 5th meeting of the Turkey-Hungary High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council. On the margins of the event, he held a bilateral discussion with his counterpart, Turkish Minister of National Defence Hulusi Akar. Speaking in Ankara, Defence Minister Benkő stated that Turkey is an important strategic partner of Hungary in terms of military cooperation, therefore the two countries will conclude a framework agreement to further strengthen and expand this partnership.

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Defence Minister Tibor Benkő holds discussion with his Austrian counterpart

09:34 November 5, 2021

On Thursday, 4 November Minister of Defence Tibor Benkő received Austrian Defence Minister in the framework of a border meeting in Sopronbánfalva. During the official meeting, the two sides discussed the European security situation and its future, the common challenges, the forms of bilateral military cooperation and, last but not least, the tasks connected with the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tibor Benkő receives Commanding General of U.S. Army Europe and Africa on a courtesy call

11:07 November 4, 2021

On Wednesday, 3 November Defence Minister Tibor Benkő received General Christopher G. Cavoli, Commanding General, U.S. Army Europe and Africa on a courtesy call. Besides the selection and training of soldiers, the commanding general discussed current security issues with the minister of defence. During his two-day visit, General Cavoli also had a discussion with Major General Zsolt Sándor, Deputy Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces and participated in a panel at the National University of Public Service.

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Defence Minister Tibor Benkő discusses regional security with his Slovenian counterpart

13:44 November 3, 2021

Hungarian Defence Minister Tibor Benkő and Slovenian Defence Minister Matej Tonin held a discussion in Ljubljana on Tuesday, 2 November.

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Cooperation strengthens between CEDC and Western Balkans countries

13:15 October 28, 2021

On 26 October, defence policy directors of the Central European Defence Cooperation (CEDC) and the countries of the Western Balkans met in Trakošćan, Croatia. Hungary was represented at the meeting by Dr. Gergely Németh, Deputy State Secretary for Defence Policy of the Ministry of Defence.

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Minister of Defence Lays Wreath in Brussels

07:10 October 24, 2021

On 22nd October, Minister of Defence Tibor Benkő, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Permanent Representative of Hungary in NATO Zoltán Nagy, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Hungary to Belgium and Luxembourg Iván Tamás Kovács, and Lieutenant General Gábor Böröndi, Head of the Military Representative Office laid a wreath in the presence of Piarist Priest István Havas and members of the Hungarian 1956 Diaspora.

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Minister of Defence receives US–Hungary Business Council delegation

09:05 October 8, 2021

The top leaders of leading American companies recently visited Budapest already for the sixth time, in the organization of the US–Hungary Business Council. On Thursday, 14 October, on behalf of the defence portfolio, Defence Minister Dr. Tibor Benkő received 14 representatives of eight companies who arrived, among others, from the fields of defence industry, cyber defence, pharmaceutical industry, medical technology industry, oil and gas industry as well as tobacco industry.