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Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky: keeping adequate ammunition stocks is in the Hungarian Defence Forces’ strategic interest

16:48 March 27, 2023

Keeping adequate ammunition stocks and ensuring their secure and continuous replenishment are in the strategic interest of all armed forces, including the Hungarian Defence Forces, stated Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky.


Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky: Hungary deserves more respect

12:41 March 9, 2023

Hungary deserves more respect – stated Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky after attending the informal meeting of EU defence ministers in Stockholm.


Signature of the schedule of Italian–Hungarian military cooperation

10:24 March 8, 2023

On 2 March, László Hajnik, MoD Deputy State Secretary for Defence Policy held an official discussion with his Italian partner, Admiral Gianfranco Annunziata in Rome. At the meeting, the defence policy leaders signed the schedule of the bilateral Italian–Hungarian military cooperation in a ceremony.


Defence Innovation Research Institute established

17:01 March 1, 2023

In February 2023, the Defence Innovation Research Institute Nonprofit Ltd (DIRI) was established. According to its concept, the DIRI is dedicated to mapping dual-use technologies, i.e. those that can be used for civilian and military purposes alike, and to supporting their defence-related utilization. Further tasks of the new organization include interministerial cooperation, international embeddedness and the specification of long-term development goals. The Minister of Defence exercises the ownership rights of the new company.

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Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky: the government is working for the Hungarians’ security in NATO as well

10:22 February 16, 2023

The government of Hungary is working to ensure the security of Hungarians in NATO at a time of war and amid the threats of growing migration pressure, Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky after a two-day Meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence in Brussels on Wednesday, 15 February.

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Working towards even closer cooperation

10:17 February 16, 2023

Hungary would like to expand the scope of cooperation with India in several fields, it was stated at the Aero India 2023 event in Bengaluru, where Hungary is represented by Gábor Gion, MoD State Secretary for Defence Strategy and Human Resources Policy.


Respect and thanks to Hungarian military doctors

11:48 February 15, 2023

The goal is to integrate the lessons learned into the system of the HDF Medical Center – said Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky in a video shared on his Facebook-page, after welcoming home the military doctors participating in rescue operations in the wake of the earthquake in Türkiye.

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Meeting of EU Defence Policy Directors in Stockholm

10:49 February 6, 2023

The Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union organized an informal meeting of defence policy directors on 31 January – 1 February in Stockholm. Hungary was represented at the event by Deputy State Secretary for Defence Policy László Hajnik.


Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky: Peace is of the utmost importance for Hungary and Serbia

18:23 January 23, 2023

Peace is of the utmost importance for Hungary and Serbia alike, and since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, Hungary has been consistently drawn attention to truce and the attainment of peace, while Serbia agrees on the point that war can only bring bad luck for the smaller or medium-sized states of the region, and therefore its soonest possible end is in the interest of both countries, emphasized Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky in Belgrade on Friday, January 20.

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Hungarian Brigadier General gets elected as deputy chairman of board of directors of NATO’s DIANA Network

10:13 December 13, 2022

The Board of Directors of the NATO Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA) network held a meeting on 12 December 2022, where the Hungarian candidate, Brigadier General Dr. Imre Porkoláb, MoD Ministerial Commissioner for Innovation was elected deputy chairman of the Board of Directors.