PM Orban convenes Operative Board in charge of national security
Because of the military operations under way in Ukraine, Hungarian PM Viktor Orban convened the Operative Board in charge of national security to his Budapest office for a meeting at 10:30 am on Thursday, his press chief told Hungary's state news agency (MTI).
The meeting will be attended by Defence Minister Tibor Benko, Deputy Prime Ministers Sandor Pinter and Mihaly Varga, Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office Gergely Gulyas, Chief of Cabinet to the Prime Minister Antal Rogan, Commander of the Hungarian Defence Forces Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi, State Secretary for National Information Jozsef Kovacs, and the heads of the national security services, Mr Orban’s press chief said.
Hungary stands by the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto said on Thursday morning on social media, commenting on the developments in the Ukraine-Russia conflict.
In his live video, FM Szijjarto underlined that the current developments are part of the worst-case scenario, which could not be hindered even through diplomatic efforts. Hungary will be part of and participate in all discussions in the alliance that pertain to making decisions on how to provide a coordinated response, the FM stressed, adding that the Hungarian government’s most important task is to guarantee the security of Hungarian people.