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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Tibor Benkő holds discussion on current issues in NATO’s education system

10:46 February 25, 2022

On Thursday, 24 February Defence Minister Tibor Benkő received, on a courtesy call, CSM Ludek Kolesa, the NATO Defence Education Enhancement Program (DEEP) coordinator responsible for NCO training. This week, the Ministry of Defence in Budapest is hosting an expert-level NATO workshop, which primarily aims at enabling the Alliance to provide a uniform and stable starting point for member and partner countries regarding its education system.

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Constructive discussions

10:34 February 25, 2022

On Thursday, 24 February the Chief Executive of the European Defence Agency met with the Chief of Staff of the Hungarian Defence Forces Command and the MoD Deputy State Secretary for Defence Policy.

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Commander of NATO Allied Land Command visits Hungary

09:04 February 24, 2022

Lieutenant General Roger L. Cloutier, Commander, NATO Allied Land Command (LANDCOM) recently arrived in Hungary on a several-day visit. The high-ranking guest was received by the commander of the Hungarian Defence Forces on a courtesy call in Budapest. He visited Székesfehérvár, where he met with the leaders of the NATO Force Integration Unit Hungary (NFIU HUN) and the Headquarters Multinational Division-Centre (HQ MND-C), and then went to Tata to meet the troops of the HDF 25th György Klapka Infantry Brigade.

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Commander of NATO Allied Land Command holds discussion in Budapest

10:36 February 22, 2022

On Monday, 21 February Defence Minister Tibor Benkő received in his office Lieutenant General Roger L. Cloutier, Commander, NATO Allied Land Command (NATO LANDCOM), with whom he discussed, among other things, the emerging crisis around Ukraine.

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Tibor Benkő receives former Australian Prime Minister

14:13 February 21, 2022

Defence Minister Tibor Benkő received in his office former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on a courtesy call. At their meeting, they assessed the security policy and geopolitical situation, and discussed defence development, the global migration crisis and Ukraine.