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Tamás Vargha

21:15 May 24, 2022

Personal details:

Date of birth: 2 February 1959
Marital status: married, a father of four

Education:

1987 Loránd Eötvös University of Sciences, English language and literature, secondary school teacher

Professional experience:

2004–2009 János Kodolányi College, Székesfehérvár
1993–1999 Attila József Secondary School, Székesfehérvár
1991–2008 Syntax Language School, Székesfehérvár
1987–1993 Pál Vasvári Secondary School, Székesfehérvár

Membership:

2010–2018 President, Fejér County Museum Association
1994 Founding member, Defence Forces and Society Friendship Circles
1991 Founding member, Hungarian War Grave Care Association

Political career:

2022– State Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, Deputy Defence Minister
2022– Member of Parliament, Fejér County Electorate No. 1 (Székesfehérvár)
2018–2022 Member of Parliament, Fejér County Electorate No. 1 (Székesfehérvár)
2018–2020 Government commissioner for the House of Árpád Program
2018 Vice-Chairman, National Security Committee of the Hungarian National Assembly
2018–2022 State Secretary for Civil Intelligence, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
2016–2018 Ministerial commissioner for the tasks related to the arrangements for the House of Árpád Program and its implementation
2014–2018 Parliamentary State Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Deputy Defence Minister
2014–2018 Member of Parliament, Fejér County Electorate No. 1 (Székesfehérvár)
2012–2014 Parliamentary State Secretary, Ministry of Defence
2011–2012 Member of the Defence Committee of the Hungarian National Assembly
2010–2012 Chairman of Fejér County Public Assembly
2010–2012 Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Hungarian National Assembly
2010–2014 Member of Parliament, Fejér County Electorate No. 2
2008–2010 Counselor in cultural, public and international relations for Székesfehérvár Town with County Rights
2006–2010 Representative of “Upper Town Fecskepart” quarter in the Public Assembly of Székesfehérvár Town with County Rights

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Defence Minister Tibor Benkő discusses regional security with his Slovenian counterpart

13:44 November 3, 2021

Hungarian Defence Minister Tibor Benkő and Slovenian Defence Minister Matej Tonin held a discussion in Ljubljana on Tuesday, 2 November.

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OPS seminar for Exercise Alligator Sword 2021

17:10 October 28, 2021

In the lead of the 1 German/Netherlands Corps (1GNC), the staff of Headquarters Multinational Division - Centre (HQ MND-C) took part in a two-day operations seminar to discuss the tasks related to exercise 'ALLIGATOR SWORD 2021' in Alba Regia barracks in Székesfehérvár during the last week of October.

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Cooperation strengthens between CEDC and Western Balkans countries

13:15 October 28, 2021

On 26 October, defence policy directors of the Central European Defence Cooperation (CEDC) and the countries of the Western Balkans met in Trakošćan, Croatia. Hungary was represented at the meeting by Dr. Gergely Németh, Deputy State Secretary for Defence Policy of the Ministry of Defence.

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Work starts by following the paved path

13:02 October 28, 2021

Some weeks ago, Major General Ferenc Kajári took over the command of the Kosovo Force (KFOR), NATO’s largest and longest-running mission as the first Hungarian general. The recent period of time has been busy and full of content for the new commander.

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V4: Joint preparation, joint results

15:47 October 27, 2021

In the framework of the Hungarian V4 Presidency’s program, the V4 Planning Group held its regular meeting in Budapest on 26 October with the main aim of discussing the member countries’ current issues in the fields of defence policy and capability development, and of exploring opportunities for further cooperation.

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NATO Defence Ministers Meet in Brussels

07:20 October 24, 2021

The defence ministers of the NATO member states met on 21-22 October in Brussels. At the meeting, the ministers touched on topics such as the Alliance's deterrence and defence posture, and the situation in Afghanistan and Iraq. At a seminar prior to the NATO meetings, European Union defence ministers discussed the "Strategic Compass" process, which will determine the future of European defence. There was also a ministerial meeting of the member states of the German-led Framework Nation Concept.

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Minister of Defence Lays Wreath in Brussels

07:10 October 24, 2021

On 22nd October, Minister of Defence Tibor Benkő, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Permanent Representative of Hungary in NATO Zoltán Nagy, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Hungary to Belgium and Luxembourg Iván Tamás Kovács, and Lieutenant General Gábor Böröndi, Head of the Military Representative Office laid a wreath in the presence of Piarist Priest István Havas and members of the Hungarian 1956 Diaspora.

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Tibor Benkő: The peace and security of the Western Balkans is a top priority for Hungary

16:35 October 22, 2021

The peace and security of the Western Balkans is a top priority both for Hungary and NATO, Defence Minister Tibor Benkő stated in a break of the Meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence in Brussels on Friday, 22 October.

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Commander of Hungarian Defence Forces receives United Kingdom’s ambassador accredited to Hungary

16:29 October 22, 2021

On Friday, 22 October Lieutenant General Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi PhD, Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces received in his office Paul Fox, Ambassador of the United Kingdom accredited to Hungary.

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In a reach of activation

11:25 October 22, 2021

The script of the Memorandum of Understanding, the fundamental document of the Headquarters Multinational Division – Centre, located in Székesfehérvár, was harmonized by respective Member States during a two-day conference in Belgium.