Szijjártó appointed foreign minister

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Péter Szijjártó, incumbent state secretary, was appointed to the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade by Hungarian President János Áder, the official gazette Magyar Közlöny reported yesterday. Szijjártó’s position takes effect in September 23.

The minister is scheduled to be sworn in in Parliament today. At parliamentary hearings, Szijjártó said that Hungary’s foreign policy ought to be according to the requirements of the new global order by asserting Hungarian economic interests.

Tibor Navracsics, who has filled the post up to now, has been nominated for European commissioner, and tendered his resignation as foreign minister on September 19.

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