By: P.T., STA
Defence Minister Matej Tonin and his Hungarian counterpart Tibor Benko exchanged views on topical security issues, defence reforms and other topics of common interest as Benko visited Slovenia.
Tonin said after the meeting that they had spent quite some time discussing modernisation of both armies. While Tonin noted Hungary was ahead of Slovenia in modernisation efforts, having launched them already in 2015, the pair still discussed cases of best practice, foremost in terms of increasing the troop numbers. The ministers agreed it would be good if the Slovenian and Hungarian defence industries find a way to strengthen cooperation in the modernisation efforts in both countries’ armed forces, according to Tonin.