Szijjártó Péter

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary

Born on the 30th of October 1978 in Komárom.

He got a degree in Foreign Affairs at the Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration in 2002.

He has been a Member of Parliament for Fidesz since 2002 and began his fifth term in the Parliament in 2018.

He was the Communications Director of Fidesz from 2006 to 2010, then became the Prime Minister’s Spokesperson from 2010 to 2012. He was State Secetary for Foreign Affairs and External Economic Relations at the Prime Minister’s Office from 2012 to 2014.

In June 2014, he was appointed as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He is the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary since the 23rd of September 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.