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Hungarian Gripens above Estonia as well

16:16 November 24, 2022

Necessitated by the war in Ukraine, safeguarding the airspace of the three NATO ally Baltic countries is more important than ever, and this year’s is already the third occasion when the air force of the Hungarian Defence Forces participates in the Baltic Air Policing mission, this time as a lead nation – this was said at a discussion between Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky and Raul Toomas, Estonia’s ambassador in Budapest on Monday, 21 November.

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Hungarian armed forces development contributes to strengthening European defence capabilities

13:38 November 16, 2022

Already under way since 2016, the large-scale development of the Hungarian armed forces actively contributes to the strengthening of European defence capabilities and the European defence industry, stated Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky in Brussels on Tuesday, 15 November.

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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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Turkey is an important strategic partner of Hungary

12:13 October 25, 2022

Hungary and Turkey are important partners and allies in several fields, from trade to economy to culture and to defence issues – this was what Minister of Defence Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky stated in Ankara after having a discussion with Turkish Minister of National Defence Hulusi Akar on Monday, 24 October. The ministers signed a letter of intent on creating the legal basis for future military cooperation between the two countries.

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Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky: We have a vested interest in peace being restored as soon as possible

14:33 September 28, 2022

We have a vested interest in peace being restored in Ukraine as soon as possible, and every effort must be made to prevent the escalation of the war and the involvement of the V4 countries, the European Union and NATO in it, stated Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky after a meeting of V4 defence ministers in Banska Stiavnica (Selmecbánya), Slovakia on Tuesday, 27 September.

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Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky: Hungary is committed to continuing its armed forces development program

16:40 September 26, 2022

We are committed to continuing our ongoing armed forces development program, stated Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky at a press conference held in Bratislava together with his Slovak counterpart, Defence Minister Jaroslav Nad after their bilateral meeting on Monday, 26 September.

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KATALIN NOVÁK: THE HUNGARIAN PEOPLE ARE PROUD OF THE HUNGARIAN SOLDIERS

16:30 September 14, 2022

The Hungarian people are proud of the great contribution of the Hungarian soldiers and speak of their service with appreciation, said President Katalin Novák in Kosovo, when she visited the KFOR mission on Tuesday, September 13.

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KATALIN NOVÁK: THE HUNGARIAN PEOPLE ARE PROUD OF THE HUNGARIAN SOLDIERS

16:24 September 14, 2022

The Hungarian people are proud of the great contribution of the Hungarian soldiers and speak of their service with appreciation, said President Katalin Novák in Kosovo, when she visited the KFOR mission on Tuesday, September 13.

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HUNGARY PLAYS AN INTERMEDIARY ROLE BETWEEN THE WESTERN BALKANS AND THE EUROPEAN UNION

16:16 September 14, 2022

Hungary plays an intermediary role between the Western Balkans and the European Union, said the President of the Republic Ms Katalin Novák at a press conference held with the President of Kosovo Ms Vjosa Osmani in Pristina on Tuesday, 13th September.

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KRISTÓF SZALAY-BOBROVNICZKY: THE PRESENCE OF HUNGARIAN SOLDIERS IN THE BALKANS IS OF NATIONAL INTEREST

16:13 September 14, 2022

From the point of view of the Hungarian national interest, the fact that there are Hungarian service members in the Balkans is of particular importance, this is what Minister of Defence Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky, visiting the KFOR mission (Kosovo peacekeeping forces) in Kosovo, told the public media on Tuesday, 13th September.