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Péter Sziijártó

MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE

Personal Information

Born on 30 October 1978 in Komárom.
In 1997, he graduated from the Czuczor Gergely Benedictine Gymnasium in Győr, after which in 2002 he received a degree in Foreign Affairs from the Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration.
He has been a Member of Parliament for Fidesz since 2002, and in 2018 began his fifth term in Parliament.
From 2006 to 2010, he was Fidesz Communications Director, the Prime Minister’s Spokesperson from 2010 to 2012, and was Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and External Economic Relations at the Prime Minister’s Office from 2012 to 2014.
In June 2014, he was appointed Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade and since 23 September 2014 has served as Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
He is a Roman Catholic and is married with two sons. He was a registered futsal player, stepping onto the field for two 1st division and eighty-five 2nd division games between 2011 and 2016.