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Meeting of Hungarian and Slovakian Defence Policy Directors

12:09 January 19, 2024

László Hajnik, MoD Deputy State Secretary for Defence Policy received his Slovakian counterpart, Robert Bestro, Defence Policy Director and his delegation within the framework of an official visit in Budapest between 16 and 17 January.


First Hungarian peacekeepers return home from Lebanon

18:42 October 24, 2023

On 19 October, a homecoming ceremony was organized for the first rotation of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) peacekeeping mission in the Maria Theresa barracks, Budapest.

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Turkish Chief of Defence Visits Hungary

10:44 June 13, 2023

General Musa Avsever, Acting Chief of the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces is staying in Hungary on a three-day official visit. As part of his program, he laid a wreath in Heroes’ Square, Budapest, and then conducted closed-door talks in the Ministry of Defence on Monday, 12 June.

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The peace of our region comes first

16:20 May 22, 2023

On 17–18 May, MoD Deputy State Secretary for Defence Policy László Hajnik received in Budapest Predrag Bandic, Acting Assistant Minister of Defence Policy of the Serbian Ministry of Defence.

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South Korea aspires to special strategic partnership with Hungary

13:34 December 13, 2022

On Monday, 12 December Gábor Gion, MoD State Secretary for Strategic Analysis and Human Resources received a delegation from the National Defense Committee of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea in the Ministry of Defence building on Balaton Street, Budapest. At the meeting, the two sides primarily discussed the possibilities for cooperation in defence industry and innovation.

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The refugee crisis poses a challenge to all countries neighboring Ukraine

12:27 March 29, 2022

On 28 March, Defence Minister Dr. Tibor Benkő received in his office Oleg Tulea, Moldova’s ambassador to Budapest on a courtesy call. The primary aim of the visit was to discuss the treatment of the refugee crisis due to the Russo–Ukrainian War, as well as the military cooperation between the two countries.

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Strengthening Hungarian–French relations

16:14 March 25, 2022

On Wednesday, 23 March a reception coupled with an award ceremony was held at the French ambassador’s residence in Budapest. Among others, MoD Deputy State Secretary for Defence Policy Dr. Gergely Németh was also among the recipients of the decorations. On Thursday, 24 March, Major General Zsolt Sándor, Deputy Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces received the French delegation on an official visit.


Qatari ambassador pays introductory visit

12:16 March 2, 2022

On Tuesday, 1 March Abdullah Falah Al-Dosari, the ambassador of the State of Qatar to Budapest paid an introductory visit to Defence Minister Tibor Benkő.


Minster of Defence receives Tunisia’s ambassador to Hungary

12:12 March 2, 2022

On 1 March in Budapest, Defence Minister Tibor Benkő received Abdelkarim Hermi, the ambassador of the Republic of Tunisia to Budapest on a courtesy call.


Minister of Defence holds discussion with British Special Envoy to the Western Balkans

15:46 February 25, 2022

Hungary and the United Kingdom consider it very important to preserve the stability and security of the Western Balkans, which also has a prominent role in Hungarian–British cooperation. Among other things, this topic was on the agenda for discussion between Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, the British Prime Minister’s Special Envoy and Defence Minister Tibor Benkő.