Szijjártó, Péter

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 Secretary 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.


Wednesday 16 June

  • A View from Central Europe: Future of the EU

    How can the upcoming Conference on the Future of Europe help the Union in this vital process of self-reflection and adaptation after the pandemic? What are key reforms are necessary to make the Union more resilient and effective? Are we ready for the health Union? What new ideas for European governance should be tested?

    • Korčok, Ivan
    • Kulhánek, Jakub
    • Szijjártó, Péter
    • Rau, Zbigniew
    • Martin, Terry

    The COVID-19 crisis has put the EU and its member states under enormous pressure, raising new challenges and exacerbating existing ones. But the EU and the Member States are working hard on a fair and inclusive recovery that will repair the economic and social damage caused by the pandemic while investing in green and digital future. The EU has also just embarked on the journey to conduct one of the biggest exercises in deliberative democracy on the Continent, the Conference on the Future of Europe that aims at giving the voice to the Europeans on what future EU they want.

    Maria Theresia

    Grand Hotel River Park
    Live broadcast