Prime Minister Viktor Orbán - Photo: MTI

Orbán: Hungary pro-peace, but ‘keeping gun powder dry’

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán gathered information about the Hungarian armed forces' defence capabilities at the joint forces command control centre in Szekesfehervar on Monday, his press chief said.

Defence Minister Kristof Szalay-Bobrovniczky briefed Orbán about the standing of the defence and armed forces development programme, the related training of personnel and achievements in capability development, Bertalan Havasi said.

Orbán reiterated to the army leaders that in the current era of dangers, protecting Hungary is the government’s most important aim. As a result, the development of the army and the defence industry must not slow down despite the economic crisis caused by sanctions, he added.

“We, Hungarians are pro-peace but we must keep our gun powder dry,” he said.

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