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The Establishment of the Hungarian Defence Industry is of Strategic Importance

09:51 November 24, 2023

It is of strategic importance to continue to set up and strengthen the Hungarian defence industry; the sector provides another great possibility to the Hungarian economy – emphasized Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky at the press release following his discussion with the Turkish Minister of Industry and Technology Mehmet Fatih Kacir in Budapest.


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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Armed forces development goes on in full swing

10:46 November 2, 2023

“The production of Gidrán combat vehicles is about to start in Győr”, announced Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky at his press conference held in the Ministry of Defence in Budapest on Tuesday, 31 October.


Hungarian Air Force evacuates another 105 people from Israel

10:41 October 16, 2023

Carrying 105 people evacuated from Tel Aviv aboard, the Airbus A319 transport aircraft of the Hungarian Defence Forces landed at Liszt Ferenc International Airport, Budapest some minutes after 20:00 on Friday, 13 October.


“Preserving their memory is our collective duty and heritage”

09:37 October 13, 2023

On 11 October, altogether 85 German soldiers killed in action in the Second World War were placed to eternal rest in the German–Hungarian Military Cemetery and Peace Park of Budaörs. The ongoing cooperation between the Hungarian Ministry of Defence and the German War Graves Commission (Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge) – which has facilitated the reburial – already has a 30-year history.


We need as many troops as possible to defend the homeland

10:00 October 10, 2023

“To defend the homeland, we need as many troops as possible, and a strong, modern military force as well. In these grave hours, Israel is setting an example in this regard”, said Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky at the International Pro-Israel Summit organized by the Center for Fundamental Rights in Budapest on 9 October.

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Belgian ambassador pays introductory call

15:26 September 28, 2023

Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky recently received in Budapest Jeroen Vergeylen, the new ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium accredited to Hungary.


The threat of war escalation is on the rise

10:57 September 25, 2023

The threat of the escalation of the Ukrainian war is on the rise, and that is why immediate ceasefire and peace talks are needed – stated Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky on Friday, 22 September in Budapest.


Egypt is our ally in curbing terrorism and illegal migration

10:35 September 19, 2023

Egypt is a crucial ally of Hungary in curbing terrorism and illegal migration – said Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky in a video message posted on his Facebook-page on Monday, 18 September, after meeting Defence Minister Mohamed Zaki in Egypt.


Hungary supports Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic integration

10:43 September 18, 2023

“Hungary supports Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic integration”, said Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky after conducting a discussion with the Georgian minister of defence in Budapest on 15 September.