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Ministry of Defence


Tibor Benkő: The United Kingdom is a major supporter of European security

2019. július 17. 17:13

The United Kingdom is a major supporter of European security, their participation in the efforts aimed at the security of Europe should therefore be supported in the future, too – said Dr. Tibor Benkő, the Minister of Defence of Hungary in London, after his meeting with The Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt, Secretary of State for Defence of the United Kingdom, on Wednesday, 17th July.


The Estonian Ambassador paid an introductory visit

2019. július 16. 14:10

The military-to-military co-operation between the two countries, the Baltic Air Policing mission were discussed by the Ambassador of Estonia to Hungary and Minister of Defence Tibor Benkő, who received Madam Ambassador H.E. Ms. Kristi Karelsohn for an introductory visit.


The Finnish Ambassador was received by the Minister of Defence

2019. július 16. 5:49

Dr. Tibor Benkő received in his office H.E. Mr. Markku Virri, the Ambassador of Finland to Budapest on Monday, 15th July. Finland takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Romania from 1st July 2019, their duties include security and defence policy issues as priorities.


Hungary is a Reliable Ally of NATO

2019. június 27. 16:18

Hungary takes its commitments seriously regarding the increase of the defence spending: the Government does all it can to guarantee the security of the Hungarian people, and also to fulfil the NATO-objectives – Minister of Defence Dr. Tibor Benkő stated on Thursday, 27th June in Brussels.


The Day of the Polish Constitution

2019. május 9. 18:12

On 3rd May, in Warsaw, on the Polish Constitution Day the twentieth anniversary of the NATO-accession, and the fifteenth anniversary of the EU-accession of the country, was commemorated with a military parade. The national holiday of Poland was attended by István Szabó, the Secretary of State for Defence. During the parade our homeland was represented by the flag escort of the HDF 32nd National Honvéd Parade Unit.


The „Bucharest Nines” Meet on Defence Ministerial Level in Warsaw

2019. április 8. 16:30

The ”Bucharest Nines” Meet on Defence Ministerial Level in Warsaw The second gathering of the so called Bucharest Nines (B9s) was organised in Warsaw this year. Hungary was represented by István Szabó Defence State Secretary on April 4 and April 5 in the Polish capital.


The Head of the International Reserve Alliance was Received by István Szabó Defence State Secretary

2019. április 4. 12:07

Defence State Secretary István Szabó received Mr. Laurent Attar Bayrout, the President of the Soldiers for Peace International Association (operating with a consultative status at the UN) in the Ministry of Defence on Wednesday, 3rd April.


Hungary Increases its Peace-keeping Engagement

2019. március 30. 5:53

Minister of Defence Tibor Benkő participated in the UN Defence Ministerial conference on Friday, 29th March.


Minister of Defence Visits Washington D.C.

2019. március 28. 5:55

Dr. Tibor Benkő, Defence Minister of Hungary continued his American tour in Washington D.C. on 27th March, where he met besides Congressman Mr. Steve Stivers and the Chief of the National Guard Bureau General Joseph L. Lengyel also with the Ambassador of Hungary accredited to Washington D.C. and the representatives of the local Hungarian diaspora.


Ministerial Visit to Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk

2019. március 26. 19:59

Minister of Defence Tibor Benkő paid a courtesy visit to the Commanding Officer of NATO’s Allied Command Transformation on Tuesday, 26th March.