Hunor rescue team returns home from Türkiye
10:32 February 13, 2023
The search and rescue team Hunor of the National Directorate General for Disaster Management (NDGDM) returned home from Türkiye in the wee hours of Monday, 13 February. The team has rescued 17 survivors – including three children – and retrieved 29 bodies from under the rubbles in earthquake-hit Türkiye. The military plane carrying the rescue team landed at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport shortly after Sunday midnight. Here, the homecomers were received, among others, by Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky, MoI Parliamentary State Secretary Bence Rétvári and Lieutenant General Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi PhD, Chief of the Hungarian Defence Forces General Staff.
Defence industrial products made in Hungary increase security
16:13 December 12, 2022
The defence industrial products manufactured in Hungary increase security, said Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky in Budapest on Friday, 9 December.
Neighbors and allies
12:04 December 6, 2022
On Friday, 2 December Minister of Defence of Hungary Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky held a discussion on current issues in bilateral relations with Federal Minister of Defence of Austria Klaudia Tanner in Vienna.
Hungarian Gripens above Estonia as well
16:16 November 24, 2022
Necessitated by the war in Ukraine, safeguarding the airspace of the three NATO ally Baltic countries is more important than ever, and this year’s is already the third occasion when the air force of the Hungarian Defence Forces participates in the Baltic Air Policing mission, this time as a lead nation – this was said at a discussion between Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky and Raul Toomas, Estonia’s ambassador in Budapest on Monday, 21 November.
Hungarian armed forces development contributes to strengthening European defence capabilities
13:38 November 16, 2022
Already under way since 2016, the large-scale development of the Hungarian armed forces actively contributes to the strengthening of European defence capabilities and the European defence industry, stated Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky in Brussels on Tuesday, 15 November.
Tribute to the common past
17:21 October 25, 2022
The memorial to Austro-Hungarian troops in Gallipoli Peninsula Historical National Park, Canakkale, Turkey pays tribute to the common past of Hungary and Turkey, said Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky on Tuesday, 25 October, on the occasion of unveiling – together with Turkish Minister of National Defence Hulusi Akar – a monument to those Austro-Hungarian artillerymen who had fought in defence of the Dardanelles during the First World War.
Turkey is an important strategic partner of Hungary
12:13 October 25, 2022
Hungary and Turkey are important partners and allies in several fields, from trade to economy to culture and to defence issues – this was what Minister of Defence Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky stated in Ankara after having a discussion with Turkish Minister of National Defence Hulusi Akar on Monday, 24 October. The ministers signed a letter of intent on creating the legal basis for future military cooperation between the two countries.
Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky: We have a vested interest in peace being restored as soon as possible
14:33 September 28, 2022
We have a vested interest in peace being restored in Ukraine as soon as possible, and every effort must be made to prevent the escalation of the war and the involvement of the V4 countries, the European Union and NATO in it, stated Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky after a meeting of V4 defence ministers in Banska Stiavnica (Selmecbánya), Slovakia on Tuesday, 27 September.
Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky: Hungary is committed to continuing its armed forces development program
16:40 September 26, 2022
We are committed to continuing our ongoing armed forces development program, stated Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky at a press conference held in Bratislava together with his Slovak counterpart, Defence Minister Jaroslav Nad after their bilateral meeting on Monday, 26 September.
KATALIN NOVÁK: THE HUNGARIAN PEOPLE ARE PROUD OF THE HUNGARIAN SOLDIERS
16:30 September 14, 2022
The Hungarian people are proud of the great contribution of the Hungarian soldiers and speak of their service with appreciation, said President Katalin Novák in Kosovo, when she visited the KFOR mission on Tuesday, September 13.