Defence Minister Dr. Imre Szekeres awarded the Medal of Service ornamented with laurel wreath to former EUMC Chairman Gen. Henri Bentégeat. Gen. (Eng.) László Tömböl, Chief, MoD HDF Defence Staff also attended the event that took place on 23 March. Gen. Bentégeat held the position of EUMC Chairman between 2006 and 2009, and he has been decorated for his sustained efforts made in the interest of developing French–Hungarian relations.