Heading a delegation, NATO Military Committee Chairman Admiral Giampaolo di Paola recently paid an official visit to Hungary at Hungarian CHOD LTG Tibor Benkő’s invitation. The high-ranking guest was received with military honors on June 25. The Admiral met with the Chairman of the National Assembly Defence and Law Enforcement Committee and Defence Minister Dr. Csaba Hende. At the plenary talks following the courtesy call on the Defence Minister, the two delegations discussed some topical issues concerning the Hungarian Defence Forces with special regard to the HDF troops’ participation in peace support operations. In the afternoon the MC Chairman delivered a lecture entitled ‘Key issues in the Alliance ahead of the Lisbon Summit’ to senior political and military leaders and the representatives of NGOs and military science working groups.