Minister of Defense Zekerijah Osmić received yesterday a farewell visit from the Military attache of the Republic of Hungary in B&H Colonel Peter Szappanos and also the inaugural visit from the newly appointed military attaché in B&H, Colonel Sandor Danyi.
The Minister Osmić thanked the Colonel Szappanos for his role as a military attaché of Hungary in B&H and on the level of cooperation achieved in the field of defense and expressed the hope that this cooperation will be continued and further expanded in the future with the mandate of the newly appointed attache Colonel Danyi.
The Minister, highlighted the commitment of the Ministry of Defense and of the State of B&H that as soon as possible to fulfill all the conditions for the continuation on the path to Euro-Atlantic integration, and added that he hopes to soon make a positive difference when it comes to our way towards NATO and the European Community.
During the conversation, there were summarized the results of up to now bilateral cooperation in the sector of defense with Hungary and was concluded that there are achieved good results in the field of training and education, and that the Ministry of Defense of Hungary, as a partner in establishing and financing, gave a significant contribution to the establishment and functioning of the Center of training for peace and support operations.
Also, a number of members of the Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces of B&H attended and successfully completed a course of English language in the Hungarian PfP Center for languages in Budapest. Republic of Hungary is one of the NATO Trust Fund member with a significant financial participation in this fund to assist members of the Armed Forces.
Finally, the Minister Osmić wished every success and good results at the military attaché Szappanos in future engagement and welcomed the newly appointed attaché of Hungary in B&H Colonel Danyi, was announced from the Ministry of Defense.