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Defence minister resigns

Defence minister resigns

Budapest, September 7 (MTI) – Hungary’s Defence Minister Csaba Hende has tendered his resignation, the Government Information Centre told MTI in a statement on Monday.

According to the statement, Prime Minister Viktor Orban accepted Hende’s resignation and asked Istvan Simicsko to manage the defence portfolio.

The government’s national security cabinet met in a session earlier in the day to assess the migration situation and heard a report about the current state of the barrier being constructed along the Hungarian-Serbian border, the statement said.

Hende submitted his resignation following the meeting.

He has served as defence minister since 2010.

Simicsko has been a lawmaker for the Christian Democrats since 2006. He served as state secretary overseeing civilian national security services between 2000-2002 and state secretary at the defence ministry between 2010 and 2012. He has been state secretary for sports at the human resources ministry since 2014.

Photo: MTI

Source: http://mtva.hu/hu/hungary-matters

1 Comment

  1. qw

    What are you waiting for?! SEND THE F ARMY TO THE BORDER WITH ORDERS TO SHOOT ANYONE WHO TRIES TO CROSS IT!!!

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