The Defence Council comprising cabinet members and headed by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán was set up on Tuesday.
The protection of Hungary’s security and sovereignty, put under pressure due to the war in Ukraine, the ensuing European economic crisis and growing migration pressure, will be a priority in the coming years.
The Defence Council will operate within the Hungarian government and will devote itself to reports and proposals regarding the intelligence services, public security, border protection, defence, migration, disaster management, counter-terrorism and armed forces development.
The Defence Council’s head is the prime minister, and its secretary the PM’s security advisor. Members include the cabinet minister, the interior minister, the defence minister and the minister of foreign affairs and trade. It will hold bi-weekly meetings, while extraordinary meetings can be called by any of the members if they see fit.
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