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Péter Snoj

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Serving for peace with pride

10:52 January 16, 2024

On Monday, 15 January Major General László Sticz PhD, the first Hungarian leader of EUFOR Operation Althea arrived in the area of operations in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Speaking about the Hungarian commander’s year, he said that Hungary’s engagement is our pride, and at the same time, a proof that our country takes seriously the security of the Western Balkans.

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The peace of the Balkans is the peace of Europe

10:36 December 11, 2023

On Friday, 8 December, MoD State Secretary for Defence Strategy and Human Resources Policy Gábor Gion and Deputy Chief of HDF General Staff Lieutenant General Ferenc Kajári paid a visit to the 29th rotation of the HDF KFOR Contingent (KFOR-29 HUNCON) in Kosovo. In addressing the soldiers serving beyond Hungary’s borders, they said thanks to them on the occasion of the approaching holiday season and praised their steadfastness.

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Largest military exercise of the past 30 years starts in Hungary

11:34 November 8, 2023

The multinational countrywide military exercise Adaptive Hussars 2023 has started. The opening ceremony held in Hódmezővásárhely on 7 November was attended by President of Hungary Katalin Novák, Commander-in-Chief of the Hungarian Defence Forces; Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky; and General Dr. Gábor Böröndi, Chief of HDF General Staff.

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Strengthening resilience is a collective task

11:40 October 3, 2023

The resilience of a nation requires the preparedness and support of civil citizens as well. Perhaps this is how one could sum up, in a single sentence, the most important theme of the inaugural Civil-Military Interaction Seminar (CMI Seminar) organized by the Headquarters Multinational Division Centre (HQ MND-C) in Budapest between 26–28 September.

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New commander, unchanged objectives

11:24 August 1, 2023

Headquarters Multinational Division Centre (HQ MND-C) has a new commander in the person of Brigadier General Tibor Králik. On Monday, 31 July Croatian Major General Denis Tretinjak passed the command to the Slovakian general in Alba Regia barracks, Székesfehérvár.

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Military medical team leaves for Kosovo

11:14 May 30, 2023

In the evening of 29 May, an Airbus A319 aircraft of the Hungarian Defence Forces specifically converted for air ambulance operations took off from Kecskemét air base to provide medical care for the Hungarian soldiers who had been injured in the crowd riot control task ordered at Zvecan, Kosovo, and to return them home if necessary. Major General Ferenc Kajári, Deputy Chief, HDF General Staff also accompanies the military doctors on board.

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The peace of the Western Balkans is the security of Hungary

13:03 May 18, 2023

On Wednesday, 17 May, according to a yearslong tradition, this year’s handover-takeover of the chief of staff positions of EUFOR Operation ALTHEA and NATO Headquarters Sarajevo (NHQ Sa) took place at a joint ceremony held in the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Lieutenant General Dr. Gábor Böröndi, Chief of General Staff, Hungarian Defence Forces was also present at the event organized in Camp Butmir, Sarajevo.

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Common language in doctrine development

09:37 April 26, 2023

The NATO Allied Joint Doctrine Development Course has been organized in Budapest on the fourth occasion. The joint event of the HDF Force Modernization and Transformation Command, NATO’s Allied Command Transformation (ACT) and the NATO Standardization Office is taking place between 24-27 April.

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Strengthening French–Hungarian relationship in cyber defence

12:06 April 24, 2023

On Friday, 21 April, France’s ambassador to Hungary Claire Legras visited the HDF Cyber and Information Operations Centre (HDF CIOC). During the meeting in Szentendre, Ambassador Ms. Legras not only learnt about the workings of the military organization, but also spoke about the possibility of future cooperation with the unit of the same capability in the French armed forces.

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Estonian–Hungarian consultation on the defence reform

08:28 April 19, 2023

On Tuesday, 18 April Lieutenant General Zsolt Sándor, Deputy Chief of General Staff, Hungarian Defence Forces received Estonia’s Ambassador to Budapest Raul Toomas in the Balaton Street building of the Ministry of Defence.