Hungary's minister of defense and chief of the defense force have undertaken a two-day tour of the border regions.
According to MTI, Dr. István Simicskó and General Dr. Tibor Benkő visited military personnel serving in the Great Plain Temporary Special Troops force on the Hungarian border.
The pair set out from the barracks of the Hungarian Defense Force’s 5th István Bocskai Infantry Regiment in Hódmezővásárhely to visit soldiers serving in Algyő and Mélykút, and at the border security stations in Kelebia and Bácsalmás.
Simicskó highlighted the fact that Hungary is currently one of the world’s safest countries, which Hungary’s population has the devoted efforts of our soldiers to thank for.
Hungary’s Minister of Defense stressed that defending Hungarian borders is the most important duty of the Hungarian Defense Force, which is being realized through the sacrifices and conscientious efforts of our troops.
The minister also thanked the soldiers for their service and presented military personnel stationed at the border with Christmas presents.
The soldiers serving at the various border defense bases mostly received sports equipment and accessories, and the game consoles presented to them by the minister also serve to help soldiers rest and recuperate between periods on duty.