Why is Hungary to Start Military Mission to Chad?

  • 7 Nov 2023 2:09 PM
  • Hungary Matters
Why is Hungary to Start Military Mission to Chad?
Parliament on Monday approved a Hungarian military mission to Chad, with up to 200 soldiers scheduled to serve from spring next year.

MPs voted with 143 for, 30 against and two abstentions. The mission will underpin efforts to promote international peace and security as well as the fight against terrorism.

Also, the aim is to undergird the stability of the Sahel region with a view to curbing illegal migration pressure on Europe.

The mission is in response to an invitation by Chad’s president for Hungarian soldiers to be stationed there until Dec 31, 2025.

Defmin: Hungary's Defence Industry Must Be Made Competitive

Hungary’s military power must be effective and the defence industry competitive because in addition to guaranteeing the country’s security, it also serves economic growth, Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky, the defence minister, told a conference of the government’s defence supplier development programme.

The government aims to double the share of Hungarian defence industry suppliers and see more businesses certified as NATO suppliers.

The grant programme will be coordinated by N7 Holding National Defence Industry Innovation Company, he added.

He noted that Hungary had signed strategic agreements on defence industry development with a number of big foreign-owned companies, including Rheinmetall, Dynamit Nobel Defence, Airbus Helicopters and Nurol Makina.

MTI Photo: István Filep

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