Brunssum, The Netherlands – On 02 Nov 2022, the Chief of Defence of the Hungarian Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi, Hungarian Army, visited HQ JFC Brunssum.
The current geopolitical situation impose us to continue to strengthen our ties in the same manner to the benefit of international peace and security
Commander JFC Brunssum, General Guglielmo Luigi Miglietta, welcomed the Hungarian Chief of Defence. Lt Gen Ruszin-Szendi received briefings by the Commander and his staff on the current activities and the planning in Joint Operational Command Centre. In particular, the developments at NATO’s Eastern flank in view of the ongoing brutal Russian war on Ukraine were part of the discussions.
General Miglietta emphasised: “Cooperation between NATO and Hungary is excellent and extensive and the current geopolitical situation impose us to continue to strengthen our ties in the same manner to the benefit of international peace and security.”
The Commander also stressed what constructive role Hungary plays in the Alliance. The country is a key player in strengthening NATO’s Eastern flank by contributing to NATO’s Air Policing Missions, by hosting NATO Headquarters Multinational Division Centre (HQ MND-C) in Székesfehérvár in central Hungary, by the establishment of an enhanced Vigilance Activity (eVA) Battlegroup, and with the NATO Force Integration Unit (NFIU).
Hungary also provides staff members to HQ JFC Brunssum. Lt Gen Ruszin-Szendi promised that his country would further support HQ JFC Brunssum and NATO activities on Hungarian soil in order to strengthen NATO’s determination to deter any aggression and defend every square inch of the Alliance’s territory.