Washington (MTI) – The ageless message of 1956 is one of courage and a love of the homeland, said Defence Minister István Simicskó, after attending a conference dedicated to Hungary’s anti-Soviet uprising, in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, local time.
Opening the conference held at the National Defense University (NDU), Simicskó said the Hungarian nation had launched a process in 1956, and although the fight was thwarted and retaliation followed, in 1989-90 freedom and independence were finally achieved.
Simicskó noted that “in 1956 the heart and the soul moved in people” when they fought as David against Goliath to find cures for the ailments they had discovered in their country.
“Those brave Hungarians who were forced to flee their homeland were real refugees and were not migrating to other countries for economic reasons as can be seen these days,” the minister said.
Simicskó visited the Norfolk Naval Station in Virginia on Tuesday and will meet Robert Work, the United States Deputy Secretary of Defense, on Wednesday afternoon, local time, in the Pentagon, where he is opening an exhibition on 1956 after his talks.
@Defence Minister István Simicskó
After my parents plight and their families to Canada in 1956 where they struggled at first. I am glad to know my family back in Hungary and obviously yours know what struggles parts of our families there and here endured. After 60 years for you to represent us all, especially after since me and my family have reunited/registered back. It is good to know Hungary is all on the same page and we are bigger in the world again for everyone on this planet. We all want the same. We enjoy cosmopolitan, as long as everyone is sharing the same, safe, caring, environment.