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Chief of Romanian General Staff Visits Budapest

Szöveg: General Staff |  2017. november 17. 13:47

Chief of Defence General Dr. Tibor Benkő received his Romanian counterpart, General Nicolae-Ionel Ciuca on a two-day official visit in Budapest. Besides attending the discussions, the delegation headed by the Romanian Chief of Defence also paid a visit to the HDF 2nd vitéz Bertalan Árpád Special Operations Forces (SOF) Group and the HDF 59th Dezső Szentgyörgyi Air Base.


On 15 November, General Dr. Tibor Benkő received his counterpart, Romanian Chief of Defence General Nicolae-Ionel Ciuca with military honors in Heroes’ Square. The Chief of the Romanian General Staff headed a delegation to Budapest for a two-day official visit, at the invitation of the Hungarian Chief of Defence.

Following the welcome ceremony, the delegations held a plenary discussion in the Ministry of Defence on the security challenges in the Western Balkans and the factors affecting the stability of the region. In what followed, the two chiefs of defence exchanged views on the military aspects of security challenges arising from illegal migration, while the Romanian partners gained insight into the border security operations of the Hungarian Defence Forces.

The Romanian delegation reported on the planning of the international exercise series Combined Joint Enhanced Training, as well as the current status, progress and perspectives of implementing the decisions taken at the NATO Summit in Warsaw.


On the second day of the visit, General Dr. Tibor Benkő held closed-door talks with General Nicolae-Ionel Ciuca, who was afterwards received, on a courtesy call, by Deputy Minister of Defence Tamás Vargha, Parliamentary State Secretary of the Ministry of Defence.

After the talks, the delegations travelled to visit military units. They were introduced to the HDF 2nd vitéz Árpád Bertalan SOF Group during static and dynamic displays, and were given a glimpse of the work of the HDF 59th Dezső Szentgyörgyi Air Base.

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