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Picture to an article: Two-day V4 Defence Ministers Meeting opens in the High Tatras

Two-day V4 Defence Ministers Meeting opens in the High Tatras

14.11.2018
A two-day meeting of the V4 Defence Ministers, the first one in this format during the Slovak V4 Presidency, has officially opened today (14 November) in Tatranská Lomnica in the High Tatras. On the Visegrad Group and the SVK V4 Presidency, Defence Minister Peter Gajdo...
Picture to an article: Defence Minister P. Gajdoš meets with Israeli Ambassador Z. A. Vapni

Defence Minister P. Gajdoš meets with Israeli Ambassador Z. A. Vapni

13.11.2018
Defence Minister P. Gajdoš met with the Israeli Ambassador to Slovakia, His Excellency Mr Zvi Aviner Vapni at MOD Main Building for talks on potential areas of bilateral cooperation. At the meeting, Ambassador Vapni introduced Col Itaia Brin as the new Defence Attaché of th...
Picture to an article: WW1 Armistice Centenary: Minister of Defence P. Gajdoš honours WW1 victims at restored Kubrá WW1 Cemetery

WW1 Armistice Centenary: Minister of Defence P. Gajdoš honours WW1 victims at restored Kubrá WW1 ...

11.11.2018
To mark todayʼs WW1 Armistice Centenary, Minister of Defence Peter Gajdoš along with Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Defence and Security Anton Hrnko and General Secretary of the MOD Service Office Ján Hoľko honoured the victims of the first conflict of world-wid...
Picture to an article: WW1 Armistice Centenary: Red poppy is a symbol of respect for every war veteran who once lived through the bestiality of war, says P. Gajdoš

WW1 Armistice Centenary: Red poppy is a symbol of respect for every war veteran who once lived th...

11.11.2018
Today (11 November) Minister of Defence Peter Gajdoš attended the WW1 Armistice Centenary commemoration at the WW1 Cemetery in Bratislavaʼs Petržalka – Kopčany, paying tribute to all fallen soldiers and war veterans. Also in attendance at the event was Parliamentary Committ...
Picture to an article: WW1 Armistice Centenary: Minister Gajdoš pays homage to fallen soldiers and war veterans

WW1 Armistice Centenary: Minister Gajdoš pays homage to fallen soldiers and war veterans

09.11.2018
With International Veterans Day and the WW1 Armistice Centenary approaching, today (9 November) Minister of Defence Peter Gajdoš along with General Secretary of the MOD Service Office Ján Hoľko and Chief of Defence Lt Gen Daniel Zmeko, and in the presence of the British Amb...
Picture to an article: P. Gajdoš: Awarded war veterans are deserving of gratitude and recognition from us

P. Gajdoš: Awarded war veterans are deserving of gratitude and recognition from us

08.11.2018
Today (8 November) war veterans gathered at the State Opera House in Banská Bystrica to attend the 2nd Military Bands Concert and to receive medals from President and Commander-in-Chief of the SVK Armed Forces Andrej Kiska and Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš. The ceremonial e...
Picture to an article: WW1 Armistice Centenary: The WW1 Memorial Plaque in Hájske will memorialise the courage and bravery of the soldiers who perished in the Great War for restoring peace, says P. Gajdoš

WW1 Armistice Centenary: The WW1 Memorial Plaque in Hájske will memorialise the courage and brave...

07.11.2018
From now on, the WW1 Memorial Plaque unveiled today (7 November) in the village of Hájske by Minister of Defence Peter Gajdoš will memorialise the destinies of 49 local soldiers who perished on the WW1 front. With the advent of the WW1 Armistice Centenary, Minister of ...
Picture to an article: Ministry of Defence will buy cheaper fuels

Ministry of Defence will buy cheaper fuels

06.11.2018
The Slovak Ministry of Defence will buy cheaper fuels. This follows on from the results of a tender the MOD has organised via an electronic auction. Compared to the prices for other large consumers, the petrol and diesel prices for the MOD will be lower by 5% per litre on a...
Picture to an article: Minister Gajdoš unveils Memorial Plaque dedicated to WW1 and WW2 victims in Veľké Kozmálovce

Minister Gajdoš unveils Memorial Plaque dedicated to WW1 and WW2 victims in Veľké Kozmálovce

04.11.2018
Today (4 November) Minister of Defence Peter Gajdoš unveiled a Memorial Plaque dedicated to WW1 and WW2 victims in the village of Veľké Kozmálovce. As the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1 approaches, he also paid tribute to the memory of all those who laid down their liv...
Picture to an article: Minister Gajdoš meets with British Ambassador A. J. Garth

Minister Gajdoš meets with British Ambassador A. J. Garth

31.10.2018
Minister of Defence Peter Gajdoš met with the British Ambassador to Slovakia, HE Mr Andrew John Garth, for talks on bilateral cooperation in the field of security and defence as well as the UKʼs planned contribution to the NATO Force Integration Unit Slovakia (NFIU SVK). ...
Picture to an article: P. Gajdoš: I regard paying respects to our departed colleagues and service personnel to be our duty

P. Gajdoš: I regard paying respects to our departed colleagues and service personnel to be our duty

31.10.2018
MOD and SVK Armed Forces military and civilian staff gathered to pay their respects to the memory of all their departed colleagues and service personnel ahead of All Souls Day. Traditionally, the act of remembrance takes place at the MOD Appeasement Memorial. Speaking ...
Picture to an article: Minister Gajdoš commemorates 100th anniversary of Martin Declaration at National Event in Martin

Minister Gajdoš commemorates 100th anniversary of Martin Declaration at National Event in Martin

30.10.2018
Today (30 October) Minister of Defence Peter Gajdoš participated in the nation-wide celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the Martin Declaration and the foundation of Czechoslovakia in Martin. On this occasions, there was a presentation of the SVK Armed F...
Picture to an article: Mass Casualty Incident Drill: Military medics, rescuers and firefighters exercise at Lešť

Mass Casualty Incident Drill: Military medics, rescuers and firefighters exercise at Lešť

29.10.2018
The Training Centre Lešť, to be exact, its Firefighting and Rescue Complex of Jakub Village hosted a specialist Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) coordination drill on 22-26 October for military medics, rescue medics, doctors of the Rescue Medical Service Bratislava, and members...
Picture to an article: Czechoslovakia came into existence 100 years ago, Service personnel of both States commemorate this landmark milestone together in Prague

Czechoslovakia came into existence 100 years ago, Service personnel of both States commemorate th...

28.10.2018
The 100th anniversary celebrations of the founding of Czechoslovakia have culminated today (28 October) in Prague. Among the highlights was a military parade in which members of the Army of the Czech Republic were joined by SVK personnel with their ground and air assets. In...
Picture to an article: Minister Gajdoš meets U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis for talks in Prague

Minister Gajdoš meets U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis for talks in Prague

28.10.2018
Minister of Defence Peter Gajdoš met with U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis for talks in Prague today (28 October). They met in the Czech Republic as part of the centenary celebrations of the birth of Czechoslovakia.   Topics of discussion included Slovakiaʼs moder...
Picture to an article: Slovak delegation commemorates 100 years of Czechoslovakiaʼs formation in Prague

Slovak delegation commemorates 100 years of Czechoslovakiaʼs formation in Prague

27.10.2018
Today (27 October) Minister of Defence Peter Gajdoš is attending the first part of the official celebrations of 100 years of Czechoslovakiaʼs formation in Prague.   Speaking on the occasion of Czechoslovakiaʼs centenary, Minister of Defence Peter Gajdoš said: “The 100th...
Picture to an article: Modernization of Armed Forces delivers tangible results, after over 20 years gunners conduct live firing on howitzers while receiving guidance from helicopter

Modernization of Armed Forces delivers tangible results, after over 20 years gunners conduct live...

27.10.2018
The SVK Armed Forcesʼhistorically largest modernization is delivering its tangible results. Under the new conditions, gunners are exercising in a way they have not done for years due to unavailability of military equipment. A case in point is the latest live firing of the Z...
Picture to an article: Minister P. Gajdoš meets with UN Special Representative of Secretary-General for Iraq Ján Kubiš

Minister P. Gajdoš meets with UN Special Representative of Secretary-General for Iraq Ján Kubiš

26.10.2018
Today (26 October) Minister of Defence Peter Gajdoš received UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Ján Kubiš at MOD Main Building. The agenda was dominated by an assessment of the SVK m...
Picture to an article: National and International Security 2018 and V4

National and International Security 2018 and V4

26.10.2018
The National and International Security 2018 is the title of the 9th international scientific security conference which was held under the aegis of Minister of Defence Peter Gajdoš and Chief of Defence Lt Gen Daniel Zmeko on 25-26 October in Liptovský Ján.   “This year ...
Picture to an article: Ministry of Defence civilian and military staff mark 100th anniversary of establishment of Czechoslovakia, adoption of Martin Declaration and end of WW1

Ministry of Defence civilian and military staff mark 100th anniversary of establishment of Czecho...

26.10.2018
Ministry of Defence civilian and military staff marked today (26 Oct) the centenary of the establishment of Czechoslovakia, the adoption of the Martin Declaration and the end of the First World War.   Speaking on the occasion, Minister of Defence Peter Gajdoš said: “Per...
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