Balázs Hankó Tapped to Head Culture and Innovation Ministry

Government

Balázs Hankó said the request to head the Culture and Innovation Ministry was "an honor and a responsibility" in an interview with MTI on Monday.

"I will serve to strengthen and preserve the competitiveness and community-based identity of our nation," Hankó said.

He acknowledged the work of outgoing Culture and Innovation Minister Janos Csak, from whom he had "learnt much about leadership and diplomacy". "I want to continue his work," he said.

Hankó has served as state secretary for higher education, vocational training, continuing education, and innovation at the Culture and Innovation Ministry since late 2022.

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