Hungary Connects

March 12-13, 2024


Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary

Péter Szijjártó has served as the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade since his appointment in 2014. 

He graduated from the Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration in 2002 with a degree in Foreign Affairs and immediately embarked on his career as a politician when he was elected a Member of Parliament in the same year. Today, he is currently serving his fifth term in Parliament. 

Prior to his current position, Péter Szijjártó was the Communications Director of Fidesz from 2006 to 2010, the Prime Minister’s Spokesperson from 2010 to 2012, and the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and External Economic Relations at the Prime Minister’s Office from 2012 to 2014. 

He is Roman Catholic, married and has two sons. He used to be a registered futsal player, playing in two 1st division and eighty-five 2nd division games between 2011 and 2016.