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EMPA Congress Ends in Budapest

Szöveg: László Szűcs |  2017. október 24. 10:05

The European Military Press Association (EMPA) Congress 2017 ended with a closing event held in the MoD Institute and Museum of Military History, Budapest on the evening of Friday, 20 October.


In closing the four-day event, Brig.-Gen. Zoltán Gulyás, Deputy Commander, HDF Military Augmentation, Preparation and Training Command stated that the activity of military journalists is a good amalgam of the two professions, journalism and the vocation of soldiering.


Brig.-Gen. Gulyás said that “soldiers serve their country, and military journalists assume great responsibility in informing readers about the noble vocation of soldiering and the tasks that soldiers accomplish. They work to bring the ideas and values represented by soldiers closer to people as much as possible, and to enable those not so familiar with the soldiers’ everyday activities to learn more about them and their work".


EMPA President Brig.-Gen. Wolfgang Peischel thanked the Hungarian organizers of the congress – the management and staff of the MoD Zrínyi Mapping and Communication Servicing Non-profit Ltd – for the rich program. As he said, besides the discussions, the congress participants had opportunity to learn about the work of Hungarian military press, and they even had a glimpse into the life of some military units. The brigadier-general pointed out that their visit to Hungary was a good occasion to learn about the system of Hungarian military academic training, which is almost unique in Europe, as only Finland has a similar system.


At the end of the event, Brig.-Gen. Wolfgang Peischel presented gifts to the Hungarian organizers in recognition of their work.


Photo: Zoltán Tischler