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Ohio National Guard commander meets defence minister

Ohio National Guard commander meets defence minister

Budapest, September 21 (MTI) – Mark E. Bartman, the commander of the Ohio National Guard, held talks with Hungarian Defence Minister Istvan Simicsko in Budapest on Monday, the ministry told MTI.

Bartman took over command of the guard in March, 2015 and is paying a several-day visit to Hungary at the invitation of Hungarian army chief Tibor Benko, the ministry said in a statement.

Bartman and the minister discussed the possibilities of further developing cooperation that began more than 20 years ago between the Hungarian army and the Ohio Guard.

They also discussed measures taken by the Hungarian government including defence measures in response to the migration crisis.

The meeting was attended by US Ambassador Colleen Bell and Benko.

Photo: – National Guard Photo by Spc. Eunice Alicea Valentin


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